As promulgated by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), students attending Alcorn State University must be a “regular student.” Under §34 CFR 600.2, a regular student is one who is enrolled for the purposes of receiving a degree, certificate, or other credential awarded by the school. Therefore, to be eligible for Title IV aid, even a student whose major may be “undecided” must still be enrolled in a program that leads to a degree, certificate, or other credential. Furthermore, as to any student who has not officially declared a major by the end of their sophomore year, the University takes the initiative of placing said “undeclared major” student in the University’s General Studies degree program. This action is done sua sponte to ensure the undeclared student's positive progress towards his/her college degree. It also ensures University compliance with other third-party external agency regulations (e.g., NCAA).