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Requirement to Declare A Major

Section:300
Section Title:Academic Affairs
Policy Number:300 G
Policy Name:Requirement to Declare A Major
Approval Authority:Provost/VPAA
College Policy Executive:Chief Planning Officer
Responsible Executive:Provost/VPAA
Responsible Unit:Office of the Provost/VPAA
Date Adopted:April 9, 2010
Date Revised:2013

Policy

Policy

All matriculated students must declare a major by the time they have earned 64 credits towards the graduation requirement.

Reason for Policy

To facilitate completion of a Ramapo degree within four years, to allow faculty, students and advisors to appropriately chart the student’s progression through a major and to increase the student’s awareness of the graduation requirements within each academic program.

To Whom Does the Policy Apply

All students with 64 who have earned 64 credits.

Related Documents

Procedure/Declaring a Major Form – https://www.ramapo.edu/registrar/forms-transcripts/

Online Major/Minor/Concentration – Declaration /Change Form:
https://www.ramapo.edu/registrar/declare-major-minor-certificate

Contacts

Office of the Registrar: 201-684-7701 7695

Procedure

All matriculated students must declare a major by the time they have earned 64 credits towards the graduation requirement.

PROCEDURES FOR DECLARING A MAJOR

The following procedures apply to undergraduate students who are undeclared or school undeclared, have earned at least 48 but less than 64 credits towards the graduation requirement, and are enrolled for a subsequent term.

  • A student who has earned at least 48 credits towards the graduation requirement and is enrolled registered for additional credits will be notified by email from by the Registrar’s Office Center for Student Success of the requirement to declare a major before he or she they can register for more than 64 credits.  The student will also be informed that he or she they will have a registration hold placed on their account if they fail to comply.
  • If a student attempts to register for 64 or more credits or beyond and he or she has not declared a major, a registration hold will prevent him/her from registering registration.
  • A student must submit a Declare a Major an online Major/Minor Declaration form to the Registrar’s Office of the Registrar with the signature of the Convener in the major they are declaring Upon receipt of the form, the Registrar’s Office of the Registrar will remove the hold flag from the student’s account and the student will be eligible for registration.