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Continuing Undeclared: Major Exploration Hold

What is a Major Exploration hold?

All incoming students are required to meet with their academic advisor during their first semester at Boise State.  All Undeclared students, beyond their first semester, are required to meet with a major exploration advisor prior to enrolling in classes for the next semester. Major Exploration (ME) holds will not be lifted until this meeting has taken place. Please be sure to schedule the meeting with your academic advisor promptly to ensure there are no delays in your course registration process.

During the advising session, students can share how the semester is going, discuss areas of interest for a major, learn where to find academic support, and prepare their schedules for the next term.  Advisors will assist students in choosing courses that fit into their areas of interest and help them explore potential degree options.  Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of your upcoming Major Exploration (ME) appointment:

How To Remove Your Academic Advising Hold

  • Watch your BroncoMail for more information on how to connect with your advisor and schedule your appointment.  Your advisor will be reaching out to you with instructions on how to make an appointment around week 6 or 7 of the semester.  If you do not hear from your advisor, you can contact the Advising and Academic Support Center at 208-426-4049 to make an appointment.


Prepare For Your RAD Appointment

  • Think about potential areas of interest you have for a major.  This will help advisors in understanding the best courses to recommend.
  • If you are totally unsure on an area of interest, think about working with Career Services to identify your personality, goals, interests, etc.  Career Services is offering both individual career counseling appointments for exploring students, or virtual options, like the PathwayU Career Assessment!
  • Think of some questions you may have about your major, course selection, scheduling, etc. Your advisor can help you answer these questions in your advising appointment.  You and your advisor can talk about a variety of topics, including:
    • Understanding degree requirements
    • Making degree progress while undeclared
    • Important policies, such as the repeat or withdrawal policy
    • Help understanding how to use your Student Center
    • Connecting with other campus resources such as the Career Services Office, the Center for Global Education, Student Involvement and Leadership, etc.