Declaring Your Major

March 20, 2024 was the last date to declare a major and receive a new advisor for selection of Fall 2024 classes. No advisor changes will take place until after first-year students complete registration on April 26th. Please allow for up to three weeks after April 26th to receive a new advisor in your declared major.

When am I eligible to declare my major?

  1. New First-Year Students may not declare their major until the end of ELN 1010.
  2. New transfer students will meet with the Transfer Student Coordinator to discuss registration of courses for their first semester at Elon. You will discuss your major declaration timeline during this meeting.
  3. Returning students must declare their major by the start of their junior year.

Class of 2028 First-Year Students may NOT declare their major until November 15th, 2024.

I declared my major. What happens next?
  1. Our office will process your major(s) and minor(s) usually within 1 business week. These updates will be viewable in My Progress in OnTrack.
  2. Advisor assignment timelines vary based on time of year. We will work with your department typically within 3-5 weeks after you have declared your major to match you with a faculty advisor.
  3. You will receive an email notifying you of when your advisor has been changed. You also can view this in the Schedule/Timeline/Advising section of OnTrack. Click on Advising to locate your current academic advisor.

This form is for students who are declaring their major for the first time or who are changing a declared major. This form includes a survey of your Elon 1010 experience for first time major declarations. Please indicate major(s) and minor(s) on the data entry form page. What you enter will show on your degree audit.

STOP! Are you Class of 2028? You are not eligible to declare your major! SEE ABOVE. Thank you!

Change of Minor Form

Complete this form to add or remove minors only.

At the time of major declaration, a student can request a preferred advisor within the declared department of study. While there is no guarantee that the request will be fulfilled, it will be noted within the department.
*PLEASE NOTE – Once a department advisor has been assigned to a student, any advisor changes must be requested through the departmental chair.

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