If you have taken time away from the University and/or have worked with your class dean to accelerate, you may be in the second semester of your sophomore year in the fall. For students in this situation, you may apply for a major anytime after the drop/add period. The major declaration deadline is Friday, October 19, 2012.
While you may not have visited open houses, you are strongly encouraged to talk with your faculty advisor and faculty in the departments and programs you are considering. You also should speak with the sophomore class dean if you have questions or concerns.