All five steps must be completed to be officially declared in an SOE major.


Deadline to submit your Major Qualification Verification (MQV) Form for Fall 2015 will be 4PM Monday, October 12, 2015.  These forms expire at the end of each quarter.


Please Note:  Being that our process requires verification of major qualification requirements and attendance at a workshop you must start the SOE Declaration of Major process prior to the October 12 deadline.  The Campus Declaration of Major deadline for Fall 2015 is October 23 and this is when your Major Declaration must be completed. 

If you have missed the October 12th deadline to submit an MQV form, or are still in the process of completing the qualification requirements for your major, you will not be able to declare your major this quarter. If you received an email message telling you that a hold will be placed on your enrollment if you do not declare your major this quarter, but you will be unable to declare, please contact your college advising office ASAP.

If your college is requesting that you put together a plan outlining when you can complete the major requirements and have it signed by your major advisor in order to prevent or lift a hold, our staff advisors will be reviewing and signing academic plans during our Plan Review workshops. These workshops are scheduled during the week of November 2-6, which is the week before enrollment for Winter classes begins. More information about these workshops, including the schedule and a sign-up link, can be found on our Major Qualification and Planning website.


In addition, please refer to the below links for:

1. Complete and submit your respective online MQV form. The qualification requirements for declaration of each major are found on the links below. You must be logged into Google with your UCSC e-mail account to access these forms.


2015-16 Major Qualification Verification (MQV) Forms


The deadline to declare a major in Fall 2015 has passed. Online MQV forms for Winter 2016 will be available here at the beginning of Winter Quarter!


2. Three business days after submitting the online SOE MQV Form, please come to the SOE Undergraduate Advising office during Express Advising hours.  At this point, you will be directed to sign up for a Major Declaration Workshop OR schedule a future advising session with a Staff Advisor. The deadline to PICK UP your MQV form is Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 4:00pm.

Submit MQV form by 4:00pm on:






Pick up between 1:30-4:00pm in Baskin Eng. 225 starting on:







3. Prepare the following forms and bring them with you to the Major Declaration Workshop:

a) On the curriculum chart, cross off all completed courses on the curriculum chart to help you keep track of course progress. When putting together your plan, it’s recommended to try and schedule no more than two major classes per quarter.

b) Refer to the SOE course schedule to find out when SOE courses are being offered (and prerequisites) and add these to the front of the curriculum chart.  Make sure you pay attention to prerequisites. To locate prerequisites click on the class and this will take you to a page that includes a course description and any prerequisites. 

c) Refer to the Physical and Biological Sciences (aka PBSCI) Enrollment website for information about course scheduling, and prerequisites for all Physical and Biological Sciences courses.  These include biology, chemistry, math, physics, etc.

d) Sample plans for your major can be found in the following locations:

e) You will be planning your schedule for the rest of your time at UCSC based on this year’s class schedule.  You should check each year's class schedule as they become available to ensure your courses will still be offered as planned.

4. At the Major Declaration Workshop our advising staff will answer general questions, review your academic plan and sign your Petition for Major/Minor Declaration.

5. After the Major Declaration Workshop

a) Enter your proposed academic plan into "My Planner" in your MyUCSC portal. For assistance, please refer to our Course Planner Tutorial. If you do not enter your plan in your Planner in MyUCSC then you will need to go through the declaration process AGAIN the following quarter.

b) 24 hours after the workshop, our staff will verify that you entered your plan.  If it was, your Petition for Major/Minor Declaration will then be processed and your major should be reflected in your MyUCSC portal within 3-5 business days.

For further information or if you have questions about the new MQV Forms, please contact the School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office (225 Baskin Engineering) during Express Advising hours Monday-Friday 1:30-4:00pm, or call (831) 459-5840 or email