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Does my intended major affect my chances of admission?

Hello, I'm currently a junior and starting to think about the college application process. I was wondering if the major I choose to apply for can influence my chances of being admitted to competitive colleges? I'm interested in computer science, but I've heard it's a popular choice. Should I be worried?

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about the college application process early. To answer your question, yes, your intended major can have an impact on your chances of admission, especially at competitive colleges. Some majors, like computer science, are in high demand and can be more competitive than others. However, that doesn't mean you should be worried or change your interests just to improve your odds. Instead, focus on showcasing your passion for computer science, whether through your extracurricular activities, personal statement, or other materials in your application. Also, consider applying to a mix of colleges with different levels of competitiveness to increase your chances of getting accepted into a program you'll enjoy. Remember, it's important to pursue what you're genuinely interested in, rather than trying to game the system. Best of luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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