If students have not done so upon entering a degree program, they must declare a major by entry into semester 3 of their degree program. The University monitors the student's progress toward a degree using both the degree program requirements and the schedule of studies requirements. Students must satisfy the requirements in effect at the time of the initial declaration of a schedule of studies or at the time of any subsequent change in declarations. When degree program requirements or schedules of studies are altered by the University, a student may elect to satisfy the requirements in effect when the student entered the degree program, or its equivalent, or a subsequent schedule within a degree program. Students wishing to alter the schedule used to monitor their progress should seek assistance from a program counsellor (refer to Chapter VII - Academic Advising).