Have You Selected a Program of Study? State Law Requires It


photo of a female college studentUpdated Aug. 2, 2013

A recent state law requires you to select a program of study. The program of study you select is a guide to the classes you will take to earn a specific certificate or degree.

You don’t have to select a program of study as soon as you start college. The law requires you to select the program of study by the time you complete 45 credit hours (12-15 courses). If you don’t select a program of study by that time, you will not be eligible for an official transcript.

Selecting a program of study as soon as possible is an important step in your college experience. A program of study helps you get your college career headed in the right direction, so you’ll have the best chance to succeed. All DCCCD colleges have advisors who can help you select the program of study that is right for you. And remember: If you decide to take another career path, you can change your program of study.

See information on our website to learn:

  • The steps to select a program of study
  • When and how to file an official degree  plan
  • Frequently asked questions about program of study

If you are applying for financial aid or Veterans Affairs benefits, you are required to select a program of study. If you receive financial aid or Veterans Affairs benefits, you have already made this selection.

Learn the details about the state requirement to select a program of study. View contact information for all of the colleges’ Admissions/Registrar’s Offices.

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