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Do I need to know my major before applying to college?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I'm starting to stress about the college application process. One thing I'm not sure about is whether I need to know my major before applying. What do you think? Is it okay to apply as undecided or should I have a clear idea of my academic path? Thanks for any help!

10 months ago

Hi there! Don't stress too much about knowing your major before applying to college. Many students go in as undecided and figure out their path along the way. Colleges understand that it's a big decision and that some students need more time to explore their interests. That being said, if you have a general idea of what you might want to study, it could be helpful to mention it in your application. This can show the admissions committee that you've given some thought to your future goals, even if you haven't settled on a specific major yet. Plus, it might make it easier for you to search for schools that excel in the areas you're interested in. Ultimately, it's fine to apply as undecided, but if you can narrow down your interests a bit, it could be beneficial. Just remember that college is a time for growth and exploration, so don't feel like you have to have everything figured out before you even get there. Good luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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