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What does it Mean to be an Exploratory or Undecided Student?

Unsure of which major best fits you? Take a deep breath…and relax. It is perfectly normal to not know what you want to study in college. You may not have all the information you need to choose a major, or maybe you just need more time to learn about your strengths, and interests and values. An Exploratory Undecided student are those who have not yet decided on a college major.

 Whatever the reason know that your Roadways Advisor will be with you every step of the way in your decision making process.

Roadways Advisor

Exploratory students receive their academic advising from our Roadways Advisors. You and your advisor will work side by side, by meeting early and often, to ensure you receive the opportunity to learn about your interests, values and the various academic programs at MSU Denver. Your Roadway Advisor will develop a roadmap with you that outlines your college major exploration.

What are my next steps?
Self-Assessments: Exploring a College Major Activities
  1. What are Your Reasons for Being Undecided
  2. What Do you Value
  3. Learn About Yourself: Create a free account today. My Colorado Journey is a ground-breaking statewide platform designed to personalize your career pathway and connect you to work, education and support services.

Schedule with your Roadways Advisor Today

There are several different ways to schedule an appointment with your Roadways Advisor:

  1. Phone: Call us at 303.615.2025
  2. Email:
  3. Student Hub: Learn to Schedule your appointment through your MSU Denver Student Hub Account
  4. SSC Navigate Student Mobile App: Learn How

Make sure to:

  • Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
  • Make a list of courses you think you should take.
  • Bring any forms or documents that you may need to have signed or reviewed.

 Time Management Tips

  • 1 semester = 15 weeks
  • 3 credits (usually one class) = sitting in the class about 3 hours per week
  • 15 credits (five classes) = sitting in the classroom about 15 hours per week
  • Study time: Double the time you’re in the classroom. For example, if you’re taking 15 credits, expect about 30 hours of study time per week, totally to about 45 hours per week dedicated to school.

Key to Success: manage your time…and stick to it!


The Roadrunner Mindset

  1. I belong here!
  2. I will graduate faster and for less money by taking 30 credits each year!
  3. It won’t always be easy, but I can do it!

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