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Is it bad to switch majors in college?

Hi all! I'm a junior in high school, starting to explore college options. I'm unsure about what I want to major in, and I'm worried that if I switch majors, it could look bad to colleges. Do colleges frown upon students who change their majors? Would love to hear your thoughts!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to be unsure about your major at this stage. In fact, many college students change their majors during their time in college. Most colleges understand that students need time to explore their interests and find the right fit for their education and career goals.

It's not uncommon for students to enter college as 'undecided' or switch majors once or even multiple times. Colleges typically don't frown upon this, as they know that it's all part of the learning and growth process. It's more important to focus on doing well in your classes and being involved in extracurricular activities than to worry about sticking to a specific major from the start.

As you explore college options, pay attention to schools that offer a wide range of majors and programs so you have the flexibility to change if needed. And remember, it's better to switch to a major that you're truly passionate about than to stick with one that doesn't make you happy. Best of luck with your college search!

11 months ago

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