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How do I choose a major when applying to college?

Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to think about the college application process. I know that choosing a major can be important, but I'm not quite sure what I want to study yet. How do I choose a major when applying to college? Is it better to apply as undecided or choose something just to have a major listed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about the college application process. Choosing a major can indeed be a significant decision, but it's not always necessary to have one selected before you apply. Many colleges allow you to apply as 'undecided' or 'undeclared,' giving you the opportunity to explore different subjects before committing to a specific major. This can be an excellent option if you're not quite sure what you want to study yet.

That being said, if you have a general idea of your interests and potential career path, it can be helpful to choose a major or at least apply to a specific college or school within the university. This will allow you to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the subject and may provide a more focused application. It's important to remember that many students change their major during college, so it's not a binding decision.

Ultimately, the choice depends on your personal preferences and the specific colleges you're applying to. It's always a good idea to research each college's approach to major selection and speak with current students or alumni to get a sense of their experiences. Good luck with the application process!

9 months ago

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