Prepare for Registration
First Semester First-Year Students
Are you an incoming first-year student and need help with registration?
We're here to help! Here's our process.
First Semester Transfer Students
Transferring to USD and need help preparing for registration? If you have already determined a major, meet with a faculty advisor in your selected major and complete a Declaration of Major form. If you are undeclared, contact the College Dean's office for an advisor.
Please note that all incoming transfer students will have advisor holds placed on their registration. Once you have been advised, the designated advisors will lift your holds.
Students with 45 or More Units Completed
It's time to declare your major! Need help? Meet with an advisor in the Dean's office who will assist you in developing an effective academic plan.
All undeclared students who have 45 or more units will have a registration hold on their account until they declare a major.
If you have completed 45 or more units and have not declared a major, you should receive a notice that outlines the procedural steps for doing so. Reminders will be sent out periodically until you declare your major.
Declare Your Major
We encourage you to select your major sometime before you reach 45 units. After you complete your declaration of major form, bring it to your department so that you can be assigned to a faculty advisor.
Students are not officially declared until they meet with their faculty advisor to discuss the major and outline a plan for completing it. Once you've done that, your faculty advisor will need to approve and sign off on your declaration of major form.
NOTE: The requirement to obtain the signature of the assigned advisor also applies to transfer students if they have determined a major at the point of enrollment and declare their major at that time.
First-Year to Third-Year Students: All undeclared students who have 45 or more units will have a registration hold on their account until they declare a major.
Transfer Students: All incoming transfer students will have advisor holds placed on their registration. Once you have been advised, the designated advisors will lift your holds.
Seniors: Once a student has completed 90 or more units and has not yet filed a graduation petition, an advisor hold will be placed on that student's registration. Hence, these students will not be permitted to enroll in classes until the petition has been processed.