Major Declaration

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Students who enter UCSC as frosh are required to be formally declared in a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Upper division transfer students are required to be declared in a major by the deadline in their second term at UCSC.

STEP ONE: Download Forms

Download two forms:

  • a Petition for Major/Minor Declaration from the UCSC Undergraduate Advising Center. Fill out the petition to the best of your ability. Be sure to indicate your expected graduation term (EGT) on the petition. Your EGT can be found in your Student Advising Summary on your MyUCSC Student Portal.
  • A German studies major planning worksheet (PDF). Fill out the form to the best of your ability. Include any completed and in-progress coursework on the worksheet. Use the German studies course synoptic to plan for future course enrollment.

STEP TWO: Meet with a German Studies Adviser

Meet with one of the German studies faculty advisers to review and discuss your proposed plan of study. You may be advised to modify your plan to achieve greater breadth or concentration. Obtain your adviser's signature on your German studies major planning worksheet.

STEP THREE: Complete Declaration of Major

See the undergraduate program coordinator during drop-in advising hours to complete the declaration process. You must bring your completed German studies major planning worksheet and Petition for Major/Minor Declaration in order to complete the declaration process.

2016-2017 Declaration of Major/Minor Deadlines

Fall 2017: October 27, Friday
Winter 2018: February 9, Friday
Spring 2018: April 27, Friday

STEP FOUR (OPTIONAL): Declare Additional Major(s)/Minor(s)

If you are planning a double major or major/minor program, you will need to go through both advising office’s declaration processes, and will need to file a UCSC Academic Planning Form. Advisers from both programs will both sign the same Petition for Declaration of Major and Academic Planning Form.