Advisors in the Academic Support area work with a variety of students and majors. They are skillful at helping students assess their strengths, weaknesses and preferences when considering a major. Brochures titled "What I Can do With a Major in ..." are available in our office for nearly all majors. These may also be accessed here on our Web site.
Each semester, Academic Support also offer several sections of a course titled "Exploring Careers/Majors." This COE 110 class carries one hour elective credit.
Most Elon students do not need to declare a major their first year. However, some majors such as the sciences, engineering, and majors within the school of education need early decisions so that students will graduate on time.
Regardless of what a student indicated upon admission, the procedure for officially declaring a major begins in the Academic Advising Center, Duke 108. A student fills out a declaration of major form and indicates minors also. Academic Advising notifies that department of the declaration and the department assigns a new academic advisor to that student. This information is communicated to advising in order to update students’ records. Academic Advising sends each newly declared student email notification with the name and contact information of his/her new advisor.
Each semester, a few weeks prior to preregistration, advisor changes are placed on hold. This hold ensures that students are not in limbo between advisors at a very important time of year—course scheduling. At the close of preregistration each fall and spring, new advisor assignments are resumed for students who have completed the major declaration paperwork.