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Is it a good idea to apply to a college as an undecided major?

Hey guys, I'm not exactly sure what I want to study in college, so I'm considering applying as an undecided major. Is this a good idea, or will it hurt my chances of getting accepted? Should I choose a major just for the sake of having one on my application? Thanks for any advice!

8 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to be unsure about what you'd like to study in college. Many students enter college as undecided majors, and it doesn't necessarily hurt your chances of getting accepted. Colleges understand that students may have a variety of interests and might not have a specific area of study in mind yet. In fact, many institutions encourage exploration during the first year or two of college before declaring a major. However, it's important to research each school's policy on undecided majors, as some might have restrictions or require you to choose a major within a certain timeframe. If you have a strong inclination towards a particular field or subject, it might be worth considering applying with that major, but don't choose one just for the sake of having it on your application. It's better to be honest about your uncertainty and show your enthusiasm for learning and discovering new subjects. Good luck with your college applications!

8 months ago

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