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Study Options for Undeclared Students

Are you an undeclared student? Uncertain about your major?

Choose one of these three study options below:

1.  UNDECLARED TRANSFER PREP:

Purpose: To earn an associate of arts or associate of sciences degree and transfer to a four-year college or university, but are still deciding on a subject area. This option allows you to begin study in required general education courses while working with academic and career advisors to select an appropriate degree program to meet your transfer needs.

Requirements: Refer to the general education A.A/A.S. degree requirements section of the college catalog to ensure that general education, diversity and computing and information technology degree requirements are included in your course selections.

Declaring a Program: You must declare a program by the completion of 24 credits. To declare a program, submit an Academic Program of Study Change Form to the Records Office. If AACC does not offer a transfer program for your intended major, select General Studies Transfer (A.A.GEN.STDS) as your program at AACC.

2.  UNDECLARED CAREER PREP:

Purpose: To earn an associate of applied science degree so you can prepare for a career or transfer, but are still deciding on a subject area. This option allows you to begin study in required general education courses while working with academic and career advisors to select an appropriate degree program to meet your career goals.

Requirements: Refer to the general education A.A.S. degree requirements section of the college catalog to ensure that general education, diversity and computing and information technology degree requirements are included in your course selections.

Declaring a Program: You must declare a program by the completion of 24 credits. To declare a program, submit an Academic Program of Study Change Form to the Records Office.

3.  UNDECLARED CERTIFICATE:

Purpose: To earn a certificate to update job skills, but are still deciding on a subject area. Most certificate areas of study are designed as units within associate of applied science degree programs and can be acquired in the process of seeking the A.A.S. degree.

Requirements: You must meet with an academic advisor prior to your first registration. Certificate programs require limited electives but do not require general education courses.

Declaring a Program of Study: You must declare a program by completion of seven credits.

Students in an undeclared area of study may elect to take PSY 100, Career Development and Assessment, a three-credit hour course that provides a systematic approach to choosing a career. The course may be used as an elective in any area of study that allows for elective credit and is transferable to many Maryland four-year institutions.