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Welcome to Your Sophomore Year

Most students in the Class of 2018 have until April 6 to declare their major (deadline is your fifth R term). The Class of 2018 will declare their majors using the Online Major Declaration process (single majors, double majors, modified majors, and minors). For Online Major System guides, visit The staff in the Registrar's Office and the Undergraduate Deans are available to assist with the major/minor declaration process and to answer any questions.

This year is the springboard for your academic career. For one, this is the year you choose your major. But more than that, many of the choices you make this year will shape the remainder of your academic experiences at Dartmouth: Will you write a thesis? Will you do an off-campus study program? How will you integrate your interest within your major with your electives? What kind of internships or industry-employment will your coursework allow?


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Topics you might want to discuss with your Undergraduate Dean


Career/After Dartmouth Opportunities (Center for Professional Development)


  • Continue to expand social circles
  • Strive to balance one's life
  • Explore your own personal balance and wellness
  • Continued exploration of extracurricular activities and opportunities
  • Out-of-classroom contact with professors

Other Opportunities


We encourage you to check out the following Dartmouth web sites for other helpful information:

Last Updated: 9/25/15