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Is it bad to apply undecided for college?

Hi guys, I'm a junior and I'm a little bit stressed because I'm not really sure what I want to major in. Will applying undecided hurt my chances of getting into a good college? Do colleges prefer students who apply with a declared major? Thanks for any advice you can give, and I appreciate collegevine's guidance during this process!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel a bit stressed about choosing a major, especially when you're in your junior year and considering your college options. Applying as an undecided major won't necessarily hurt your chances of getting into a good college, as many institutions understand that students may need some time to explore their interests before declaring a major. In fact, some colleges even encourage students to explore various fields of study during their first year or two of college before making a decision about their major.

However, it's important to keep in mind that certain competitive programs or majors may require you to apply directly to that specific program. In such cases, being undecided could potentially affect your chances of admission, especially if the program has limited spots available. That being said, many colleges appreciate students who can demonstrate a genuine curiosity and eagerness to learn, regardless of whether they have a specific major in mind.

Remember, you still have time to explore your interests and skills, and you can always change your major later on if you find a new passion. Good luck with your college application process, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions!

9 months ago

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