How to Declare

Follow the steps below to declare your major. You can also find step by step screenshots here.
 

  1. In DukeHub, select Academics from the left-side menu. This is where you’ll find your Long Range Plan (LRP) and What If report.
     
  2. Complete the Long Range Plan. You’ll answer four questions about your future plans, reflect on your choice of major, and complete a brief survey about your pre-major advising experience. Please complete the advising survey as it provides information we use to improve advising.
     
  3. Create a What If report to determine the Trinity curriculum and major requirements you have remaining. Open the What If report and click on Create Report. In the Career Scenario section, choose Undergraduate. In the Program Scenario section, choose Trinity College for the Program, and Major for the Plan Type. Next, select your intended major from the drop down menu (this will be your primary major). If your major has a concentration, you'll see those options under Subplan (you can find out more about these on your major departments website). You only need to declare a single major but you can use the Add Scenario button to add an additional major (secondary major), minor or certificate. You can declare up to three majors/ minors/ certificates but only two can be majors.
     
  4. Submit and then review your What If report. Submit the report and then view it as a PDF. Identify the Trinity curriculum requirements (AOKs and MOIs) and major/ minor requirements you need to fulfill with your remaining classes. Certificate requirements aren't generally programmed into the What If, so check requirements on the program website.
     
  5. Add courses to your Planner, found under the Enrollment menu. Use the Planner to select courses you plan to take to satisfy all remaining Trinity and major requirements. Assign these courses to the semesters you expect to take them (spring 2022, fall 2022, etc.), by selecting the box at the far right of each course, and then choosing the 'Move Selected' button, to select a semester. You should have 4-5 classes for each of your remaining semesters. You’re probably not going to follow this plan exactly and that's okay. If you plan to study abroad in a Duke-in program, you can add the courses you expect to take. If you don’t know where you will be studying, or what will be offered, just enter courses for that semester as if you would be at Duke. Delete any courses you didn't assign to a particular semester
     
  6. Create a new What If report. All requirements should show as satisfied. If not, go back into your Planner and find courses that will satisfy them. Some major/ minor requirements in the What If don't match those shown on department websites but you can check with the DUS of the department for clarification. There shouldn’t be any courses listed beyond your graduation semester. If there are, go back into your Planner and delete them and re-run your What If report. If you have trouble completing your What If report, the Peer Success Leaders are happy to help.
     
  7. Schedule an appointment with your college advisor to review your What If report and Long Range Plan. Your advisor will confirm that they are accurate and complete. After your meeting, email the AAC at ideclared@duke.edu with your name and student ID number, to let us know your advisor has approved your plan. We'll process your declaration and email you when it's done. If you'd like an "I Declared" sticker, you can contact your residential Academic Guide to arrange a time to pick one up. The Academic Guides can point you to resources that will support your transition to your academic department. 
     
  8. What if you change your mind? You can change your major, and add minors and certificates without having to redo your Long Range Plan. Use this form on the Registrar’s website to request changes to your plan.
     
  9. For information on advising in your department, visit this page.