How To Declare

Declaring CogSci

Students who have met the declaration requirements can choose to submit their application form in person in an advising appointment or online via the online form below. 

Upcoming CogSci major declaration deadlines:

  • Jan. 1, 2019: Deadline for all students who want to declare before Spring 2019 semester
  • Jan. 22, 2019: Spring 19 application opens
  • Feb. 13, 2019: Deadline to submit for students who want to declare before Summer 2019

In order to streamline our declaration and enrollment processes, the Cognitive Science program will implement a deadline system for major declaration.

Every Fall & Spring semester, beginning in Spring 2019, we will accept major declaration form submissions from the first day of instruction until the add-drop deadline. During Summer term, we will we will accept major declaration form submissions from the first day of instruction until the end of the first week of Session C.

Students may submit their application in the term during which they have completed or are enrolled in their final prerequisite course(s).  Major declaration forms can be submitted during an in-person advising appointment (schedule via CalCentral) or via our online google form below.

We do not accept late submissions. Students who miss the deadline must wait until the next term to submit their declaration forms. Please note that for freshmen entrants who matriculated at Cal Fall 2018 and later, declaration must occur before the student has earned 75 units on campus (including in-progress units). Therefore, students who are approaching 75 units need to take extra care to submit their application during the correct semester before the deadline.

Students who have completed all prerequisites at the time of submission can expect their declaration to be finalized within three weeks of the deadline. Students who will complete their prerequisites at the end of the submission term can expect their declaration to be finalized within three weeks of the end of that term.

In order to phase in this change, we will institute a one-time end of semester deadline of Jan. 1,  2019 for any student who has completed all prerequisites or is enrolled in their final prerequisite courses during Fall 2018.

Students who submit by this deadline can expect to hear from us by Jan. 11, 2019. If a student misses this deadline, they must wait until the first day of instruction for Spring 2019 (Jan. 22, 2019) to submit their application. All Spring 2019 declaration forms must be submitted by the add/drop deadline for Spring 2019 (Feb. 13 2019).