Should I apply to college as an undecided major?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I'm not sure what I want to major in yet. Is it better to apply as an undecided major or should I choose a major even if I'm not certain? Will it impact my chances of getting accepted? Thanks in advance!

3 months ago

Hey there! It's perfectly normal to be unsure about your major at this point in your academic journey. Applying as an undecided major can actually be a good thing, as it shows that you're open to exploring different fields and finding your true passion. Many colleges even expect this and have resources to help you make a decision once you're enrolled. However, some schools and programs may require you to select a major upfront. In those cases, it's still okay to change your mind later on, as many students do. As for your chances of getting accepted, your major choice usually isn't the main deciding factor. Admissions officers typically look at your overall application, including your grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, and essays. So, focus on presenting a strong application, and remember that it's okay to be undecided for now. Good luck!

3 months ago
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