Undeclared Program Description
The offices of Academic Affairs, Academic Support, and Academic Services are committed to RMCAD students interested in exploring the various degree options available to them and those who do not yet have a major in mind.
Policy for Undeclared Students
Students must declare a major by the end of their first academic year, or two semesters, and prior to earning 30 credits. Earned credit hours include those from RMCAD as well as all applied transfer credit from other institutions and college credit received in high school such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate. Undeclared students in the BFA track may take a maximum of six studio electives which must be approved by the manager of advising and a combination of liberal arts and foundations courses. It is recommended that elective credits pertain to students’ major(s) of interest. Credits earned are not guaranteed to apply to the student’s declared major. A registration hold will remain on the student enrollment record until a major has been applied to the student’s permanent record. Change of major policies will apply for declaring a major.
Undeclared students may be considered off of program sequence once they declare a major and should work with the Academic Advising office regularly to ensure timely graduation.
Elective Credit Hours
Students in program majors will be given registration priority in major coursework. Undeclared students or declared students enrolling in courses outside of their major are not guaranteed enrollment in elective courses.