A great opportunity.
The Undeclared Option at
Monroe Community College provides students the opportunity to learn
more about their educational and career goals, and how best to reach
them. At MCC we see the Undeclared Option as the opportunity to explore,
learn, and find the right path to your future.
Who do I talk to?
All students enrolled in the Undeclared option or students who are interested in the program can meet with Sally Dingee or Elizabeth West during any advisement walk-in times scheduled on :
Mondays: 1-4:30 (Elizabeth West)
Tuesdays: 10 to Noon (Sally Dingee)
Wednesdays: 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Sally Dingee)
Thursdays: 10am to 1pm (Elizabeth West), 4 pm to 7 pm (Sally Dingee)
Fridays: 11am-1pm (Elizabeth West)
Please go to the Academic Advisement Center, Building 1, room 231.
Did you know?
- 20% to 50% of students entering college are undecided about academic or career goals.
- Approximately 75% of students will change their major at least once, others several times before graduation.
The Undeclared Option
is right for you if.
- You have many interests and a difficult time choosing between them.
- You want to explore new options before deciding on a program.
- You want to find out more information about your personality, interests, skills, and values and how these relate to your career choices.
- You feel pressured to choose a major but you are not ready to make such an important decision.
The Undeclared Option provides an opportunity
for students to take time to learn more about their educational and
The Undeclared Option; is it for me or not for me?
What are the advantages of choosing MCC's Undeclared Option?
- Youwill have access to the Academic Advisement Specialist who will assist you through your exploration and career decision process.
- Allows you time to explore different career options and discuss opportunities with department faculty in programs that interest you.
- Provides a career development course (CDL 110) to help you identify your interests and those values important to your future career.
- Provides you with the opportunity to enroll in a broad selection of coursework designed to gain a better understanding of areas that interest you.
- Gives you time to work with an academic advisor to better understand your interests and abilities.
- Provides you with the tools and skills to plan your future in a systematic and thoughtful way.
CDL 110 Career
and Life Planning for Undeclared Students:
This experiential course
introduces students to the elements of career decision making with
emphasis on the process of career and life planning. It is designed
for undeclared students who are interested in learning more about
themselves and their career choices. The career development needs
of undeclared students will be emphasized through a multi-phase approach
including self-exploration, decision-making strategies, career exploration,
career counseling, and career planning. Educational forums featuring
professionals from various career areas will be included.
being "Undeclared" affect my graduation? Will my courses count toward
There are general education course requirements common to most
degree programs. For example, most college degree programs require
English composition, mathematics, two social sciences, and a humanities
Taking common course requirements while
you are "Undeclared" will make it possible for you to graduate in
two years, if you study full time.
Sample first -semester schedule for
a full-time "Undeclared" student*:
|English (course based
(course based on advisement)
|Social Science Elective
|1 Elective (based
|Career Development (CDL 110)
*Schedules are developed based on each
student's academic background and career interests.
development resources are available to "Undeclared" students?
at MCC can take advantage of numerous career development resources.
- Individual Academic Advisement
- Individual Career Counseling
- Career Library
- "The Job Connection"
- Career forums
- Access to personality and interest inventories
- Academic Advisement Center
- Career Decision-Making Video Guide
- What Classes Should I take next?
In addition, each semester specialized
workshops on Course Selection and Career Decision Making is offered exclusively for Undeclared
For more information about the program you can find us on Facebook or contact
Sally Dingee at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Elizabeth West at email@example.com