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Should I apply to college as undecided or declare a major?

Hi applyingtocollege, I'm a junior and I'm not sure if I should apply to college as undecided or declare a major. I have a few interests, but I'm not entirely sure what I want to study yet. What are the pros and cons of applying as undecided versus declaring a major? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel unsure about what you want to study at this stage in your academic journey. Rest assured, you're not alone in this. Both applying as undecided and declaring a major have their advantages and disadvantages, so let's discuss them briefly. Declaring a major upfront can show the admissions committee that you have a clear goal and direction in mind, which can be appealing to some colleges. However, it's important to remember that many students change their majors multiple times during their college experience, so don't feel too locked-in to your initial choice. Applying as undecided can give you the freedom to explore different subjects and find your true passion before committing to a specific major. This can be especially helpful if you're not sure about your career path yet. The downside is that some schools may have competitive or impacted majors, which can be harder to get into later if you start as an undecided student. Ultimately, the choice depends on your personal preferences and the colleges you're targeting. It's a good idea to research the schools you're interested in and see how flexible they are about major changes or how competitive certain majors are. Good luck with your decision and the application process!

10 months ago

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