Capped Majors Question

<p>For capped majors, is it at all beneficial to declare the major earlier? (As in, if I declare a capped major at say, the beginning of sophomore year vs. the end of sophomore year, will my chances of being accepted into the major be higher because they will have less students applying at the same time?</p>

<p>The ones I'm considering are psychology and practice of art.</p>

<p>i dont think POA is considered capped, is it? </p>

<p>for psych, it is beneficial to you to declare sooner so you can more easily enroll into upper divs. you are guaranteed psych as long as you have 3.2 in all 7 prereqs before 8 units or your fifth full semester (whichever comes later).</p>

<p>[UCB</a> Psychology Dept: About The Major](<a href=“]UCB”></p>

<p>[Office</a> of Undergraduate Advising: Art](<a href=“]Office”></p>

<p>hmm I think this might be a recent thing, though, because it’s not on some of the capped majors lists I’ve seen from previous years.</p>

<p>I think most of the capped majors go with GPA requirements in prereq classes so technically your chances should be the same regardless of the semester</p>

<p>But it’s always beneficial to declare early (any major) since it’s easier to get into classes and upper divs since seats are frequently reserved for majors.</p>

<p>I doubt it. As long as you fulfill all their requirements and have a relatively competitive GPA.</p>