- Schedule advising appointments with the University Studies Advising Center every semester of attendance. Find your priority registration date, and make your appointment before that date arrives for the best course selection potential.
- Read your Degree Audit Report (DAR) and learn what requirements you must meet in order to graduate. Ask your advisor for clarification if any areas are unclear to you.
- Research or complete any unresolved matters from previous advising sessions.
- Prepare a tentative schedule and bring it to the advising appointment. If you aren’t sure of specific courses, think of subjects of interest so our staff can suggest possible courses related to those areas.
- Complete the FOCUS and VARK assessments and discuss your results with a career counselor and a learning specialist respectively by the deadline provided.
- Be proactive, but patient about choosing a major -- Don't be afraid to visit departments to ask questions about programs or simply to pick up more information. At the same time, don't rush to declare a major out of pressure from family and friends. Search the Web for information related to your areas of interests or borrow books from Kent Library. The more often you change your major, the greater your risk of needing additional semesters to complete your chosen degree.
- Keep an open-mind as you speak with your advisor, take the assessments, and review the results with a career counselor from Career Linkages and a learning specialist from Learning Assistance Programs & Disability Student Services. These professionals may uncover some new areas or suggest different ways to explore your options.
We understand that being undecided about a major and/or career may create additional stress, but remember that being undecided isn't necessarily a "bad" thing. We want you to be educated about the choices available and feel that you are making the best possible decision. Keep in mind that we will not choose a major for you, but rather we will help you assess your skills and interests to find an area in which you can succeed. Please feel free to ask questions of our offices as you explore possible majors and career areas.