Two Semesters to Declare Policy

FAU Policy per the University Catalog on Major Declaration and Upper-Division Status

Students must be admitted to a major (other than Pre-Business) no later than the semester when they earn 60 credits (classification as a junior). A registration hold will prohibit enrollment beyond this threshold.


Two Semesters to Declare Plan

Students who do not qualify to declare their major by the time they reach junior status due to missing requirements will be given a two semesters to declare plan by a COB academic advisor.  The plan will outline a path for the student to complete all pre-business requirements in no more than two semesters and declare their major before registering for any courses for a third semester.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens if I do not declare my major within two semesters?
    • The two semesters to declare contract is already an extension of the timeframe by which you were supposed to have declared your major.  If you cannot declare your major within two additional semesters beyond that point, you may choose a major outside the College of Business or select the Bachelor of General Studies program.
  • I have a must declare major hold on my account; what should I do?
    • Speak with your academic advisor.  If you are eligible to declare or conditionally declare your major, your advisor will assist you with this.  If you are not, your advisor will discuss your options. 
  • I have an extenuating circumstance; what should I do?
    • Speak with a COB academic advisor.