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How do I choose a major for my college applications?

Hi guys! I'm struggling to decide what major I should put down on my college applications. I have a few interests, but I'm not sure which one I'd like to pursue long-term. How can I make this decision, and how much does it affect my chances of getting accepted? Thanks for any help!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's completely normal to feel unsure about which major to choose when applying for college. First, try to identify your strongest interests and skills. Think about what inspires and excites you the most. If you're still unsure, consider applying as 'undeclared' or 'exploratory' major, which many colleges offer. This way, you can take a variety of classes in your first year or two and then make a more informed decision about your major. As for how it affects your chances of getting accepted, it can vary depending on the school and major. Some programs may be more competitive than others. However, keep in mind that many colleges allow students to change their major after they've been accepted, so it's not set in stone. My child went through a similar experience, and they ended up changing their major after their first year. Just make sure to showcase your passion and dedication in your application, no matter which major you choose. Good luck!

10 months ago

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