Can my student graduate on time, typically in four-years, if they are undeclared or want to explore majors?
Absolutely! The National Center for Education Statistics found that a typical U.S. college student will change their major three times over the course of their college career. Students who complete the Major Exploration Program with the Knights Major Exploration Center will explore their skills and interest before declaring a major. This exploration period at the beginning of their education means a student is less likely to change their major after declaring and be on track to complete their degree on time.
How can I help my student during the exploration process?
Encourage your student to take responsibility for exploring majors and participate in the process by utilizing campus resources and keeping an open mind. Support your student by openly sharing your experience in the working world to offer insight. It is important that you avoid selecting a major for your student and focus on their academic interests and strengths to help them make the best major selection for themselves. Continue to share important information regarding the major exploration process and reassure them that they will get out of it what they put in.
What kind of academic advising is available to my student who is unsure of their current program and wants to explore majors?
Any current undergraduate student interested in exploring majors at UCF can meet with a Peer Coach and Academic Advisor in KMETC for Major Exploring appointments. During these appointments, students will learn about major exploration resources, important policies and deadlines, and the Major Exploration Program.
Will the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center continue to advise my student once they have declared a major?
Once a student declares a major, the academic advisor in the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center will refer the student to the appropriate college for their academic advising in that college.