Degree Audits And Advisement
Advisement Before Registration
Advisement is required for all undergraduate students. Well in advance of your registration time, meet with your adviser to discuss your degree program and course selection options, as well as any other concerns you may have. After you register for classes, be sure to review your degree audit to see how your courses will meet the requirements of your program.
Changing Your Curriculum (Adding or Dropping Major/Minor)
If you plan to change your curriculum (Degree, Major, Option or Minor), you must submit an approved Academic Major form or Academic Minor form to the Registrar's Office. The forms require the signatures of advisor and/or department chairperson depending on the case. Please allow up to 7 business days for processing once the approved form is submitted.
If you delay in filing this form, your major change may not be processed in time for your registration appointment time, and you may not be able to register for courses restricted to your new major. The deadline to submit changes for the Spring 2020 advisement period is September 30, 2019. If you submit the form after this date, the change can still be processed, but your TAP number will be issued to your advisor prior to the change.
Questions About an Audit
If you have questions about a degree audit, or you think there might be errors or discrepancies, contact one of the offices listed below for further assistance:
- For curricular questions about the major, minor, or general education requirements, and any questions regarding initiating an exception to graduation or academic major or minor form, contact your advisor or the chairperson of your major department.
- Contact the Registrar's Office for questions concerning transfer courses, Millersville courses and grades, in-progress courses or a submitted exception to graduation or academic major or minor form.
What-If Degree Audits
A 'What-If' audit allows you and your adviser to see the effects of changing a major or option, declaring a major, or adding or changing a minor before officially changing your record. If you are undecided about a major, the what-if audit is a useful tool to try out different majors and see how your courses will meet the requirements for those programs.
'What-If' audits are best used for single majors, with multiple concentrations or minors.
'What-If' audits can be run for multiple majors within a degree program (for example: Psychology and Sociology since both majors are Bachelor of Arts)
'What-If' audits can't be run for multiple degrees (for example: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology). Separate What-If audits would need to be run for each degree/major in this case.
For multiple majors or or multiple degrees, some requirements may alter slightly when your record is officially changed. For example, a major in Geography requires a minor to be declared which is waived if you have a second major. The 'What-If' audit is unable to recognize that you have declared multiple majors, so it will not waive the minor requirement.