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Is it better to apply to college as undecided or with a declared major?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm not sure if I should apply to college with a declared major or as undecided. I have a few interests, but I'm not 100% sure which one I want to pursue in college. Will applying as undecided hurt my chances of getting in, or is it better to be honest about my uncertainty? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your college applications. In my experience, when my own child went through the process, it really depends on the college you're applying to. Some schools prefer students to apply with a declared major, while others are more flexible and encourage exploration during the first couple of years. It's important to research the colleges you're interested in and see what their policies are on declaring a major. If a college has a strong program in an area you're interested in, it might be a good idea to apply with that major to show your commitment. However, if you're genuinely uncertain about what you want to study, it's better to be honest and apply as undecided. Colleges understand that many students don't have a clear career path in mind yet, and they usually provide resources and guidance to help you figure it out once you're enrolled. Ultimately, it's essential to make the decision that feels right for you and your goals. Best of luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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