Have You Signed Your Major Yet?

University policy requires you to have your major signed by the time you earn 56 credit hours. The consequence of not having your major signed by this time will result in a hold being placed on your account.

To sign your major and/or minor, you need to contact the department offering the major/minor you wish to pursue. You will find their phone numbers and office locations in the CMU Bulletin or the online CMU Directory. The department will give you instructions on how to meet with a departmental advisor to sign your major or minor.

If you are still undecided, please talk with your academic advisor in your residence hall or the Academic Advising and Assistance office located in Ronan Hall room 250. The Career Services Office is another great resource in helping you choose the right career path. Both of these offices can offer assistance in helping you make a decision that will best meet your career goals.

Have You Successfully Completed All of Your Competencies?

University policy requires the following competencies to be met by 56 credit hours: Freshman Composition, Advanced Composition, Oral English, Mathematics, and 2 Writing Intensive courses (6 hours). Competencies are met by earning a grade of "C" or higher. 

If the above competencies are not completed by 56 credit hours, a hold will be placed on your account.

If you have questions as to which course satisfies a specific competency, please refer to your CMU Bulletin. You may also contact your general academic advisor for assistance.


If you have further questions regarding either of these policies, please e-mail Kimberly Bendele​, Assistant Registrar of Registration. ​​