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Division of Student Affairs

Academic Advising Center

Undeclared/Expressed Interest Advising

Welcome to The Home of Undeclared and Expressed Interest (EI) Advising!

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At Sacramento State we take pride in the seven academic colleges that offer 58 undergraduate majors and 41 graduate degrees, six post-baccalaureate certificates and two doctoral degrees. In some areas, you have the option of designing your own major with faculty approval. We, at the Academic Advising Center can help you make a good choice from a wealth of major offerings. Our goal is to assist you with major and career exploration to ensure a timely declaration of major.

STEP 1. Participate in the College 2 Career Readiness Program

STEP 2. Research undergraduate majors/minors and career possibilities using the Sacramento State Catalog

TIP: Consider using General Education (GE) courses to explore majors. You will find some introductory major courses in GE areas A through E. You may also want to consider the following non-GE exploratory courses: NSM 88: Exploring Health Careers, NSM 96: Introduction to Health Careers Seminar, PSYC 4: Navigating Psychology: The Major and Careers, RPTA 1: Orientation to Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration and SWRK 95: Introduction to Social Work.

STEP 3. Visit the Career Center to understand the relationship between specific majors and careers, as well as how to find jobs, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

Participate in the Career Center Events
All Majors Career Fair
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
University Union, Ballroom
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Are You Interested in an Impacted Major?

Major/Program Impaction is when the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major. You will be given the designation of Expressed Interest (EI) until you are formally accepted into the program by the major department.

  • EI=Undeclared

Three very important steps to consider when pursuing an impacted Major/Program:

STEP 1. Seek advising in the Academic Advising Center early and often.

STEP 2. To apply to an impacted Major/Program you:

  • Must successfully complete specific pre-requisites or equivalents
    • will provide you with course equivalencies if you plan to take or have taken the pre-requisites at a community college
  • Must meet the minimum GPA and complete unit requirements
    • Meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admissions to the program
    • Exceeding the minimum GPA requirement is highly recommended

STEP 3. Submit a supplemental application

  • Visit department website for program information, important dates and deadlines

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Use On-Campus Resources to be Successful

Faculty Student Mentor Program (College of Health & Human Services)

Join The Undeclared Student Club!

ASI Director of Undeclared Students at
(916) 278-6784
Follow them on Facebook: Sac State ASI Director

For Additional Support and Guidance Contact:

Adriana Cervantes, Coordinator of Undeclared and Expressed Interest (EI) Advising. Academic Adivisng Center (Lassen Hall 1013)

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The Academic Advising Center offers current students advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values.