Administrative Rules

Subject: Career Development Services for Students AR# 1.04.009
Based on Board Policy: A-4, Student Goal Achievement
Recommended by Council/President: Academic and Campus Affairs Council
Date Approved/Amended: 04/20/2007


Value Statement


The Austin Community College District recognizes that students with established career goals are more persistent in completing the coursework necessary to achieve their goals.  The College deems intervention is appropriate and necessary to help students determine a career goal and increase awareness of available career development services.


Administrative Rule


Research indicates there is a relationship between psychological distress and career-related variables for undeclared college students.  The literature also indicates that career development outreach can strengthen success for underrepresented student populations.  In an effort to proactively promote the identification of a career goal and student success, ACC will place a registration hold on the records of students who have not declared a major by the completion of 15 credit hours.  The intent is to increase student awareness regarding available career development services.  The registration hold will be re-applied for students who have not declared a major by the completion of 30 credit hours.  Students who declare the following majors are subject to the registration hold: 


Undeclared AA

Undeclared AS

Undeclared AAS

Undeclared Transfer

Undeclared Certificate

         Students who declare the following majors are excluded: 

Undeclared- Self Improvement

Undeclared Major Not Offered

Undeclared Non-Degree Seeking 



President/CEO:   Stephen B. Kinslow Date:  07/29/10