Still Deciding Students

​​​​​​​What does it mean to be still deciding?

It simply means you have not chosen a program of study yet.

You are not alone! Approximately 75% of students entering college are still deciding about their academic major or goals. Statistics show that the likelihood of graduation is greater for students who begin their college education undeclared, and later choose a major. You are being practical by keeping your options open!

What classes will I take if I haven't chosen a program? 

You will start in our Liberal Arts program. This allows you to take general education & exploratory classes. We recommend you choose a program by the time you reach 32 credits.
» First 32 credit course suggestions

What steps can I take to help me choose a career direction & program?

Attend one or more of these events to explore DMACC and your future.

Discover DMACC Days 
Discover DMACC Days gives you the chance to experience DMACC first hand. High school students are encouraged to come spend a morning or evening with us, learn about programs, financial aid, student life and take a tour.

Career​ Discovery Days
Get a taste of various career fields before you enter college. High schoolers and their parents are encouraged to attend these ​events.

Take a Tour
Get on campus and see what DMACC is all about. Individual tours are available at all DMACC Campuses.

Career Exploration Services
The DMACC Career Center offers career assessments and career coaching to help students navigate the career decision making process​.

Program Information Sessions
Specific program information sessions are available to introduce you to a program.

Take the first step. Apply as a still deciding student now.

  • Apply​ online and choose "Still Deciding" as your area of interest
  • Applying is free and easy.
  • Questions? Contact the Info Center at 515-964-6200 and let them know you're trying to apply as an undecided student.

Mark's testimonial 
My ​experience at DMACC has opened my eyes to careers and opportunities I would have never dreamed of being a part of. It’s because of DMACC and the faculty here that I am on the career path that I am. I enjoy the small class sizes and the working relationships you build with professors.

—Mark Sinnwell


Paige's testimonial 
I chose DMACC because I knew while I was there they would help me figure out what career I wanted. All the teachers there helped me a lot and they care about their students a lot.

—Paige Mechura​


Joniqua's testimonial 
I like Liberal Arts because sometimes you go into college and you haven’t yet decided, and you’re able to explore different things and take different electives and if you like it you can pursue it more.

—Joniqua Clark 



Mitchell's testimonial 
I wanted to take classes that I wasn’t sure if I would like or not to see if it would lead me to a different path. I wasn’t sure where it would take me, but I found engineering.

—Mitchell Hagar


Brianna's testimonial 
I didn’t really know what career I wanted. DMACC’s a good way to help you choose that. It’s a good way to get your gen eds done.

—Brianna Hagar


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