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Undecided about my major, but want to apply to competitive colleges. What should I do?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and, as of now, I'm still undecided about my major. However, I know that I want to apply to competitive colleges. How should I approach my college search and application process if I'm undecided? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's perfectly alright to be undecided about your major at this point. However, when researching and applying to competitive colleges, it's important to have a general idea about your academic interests, even if you don't have a specific major in mind yet.

Firstly, try to identify your passions and strengths. Do you prefer sciences, humanities, social sciences, or arts? This will help you narrow down the colleges that offer strong programs in your fields of interest. Remember, competitive colleges often offer a variety of majors, so you still have flexibility to explore your interests after you get in.

When it comes to your college applications, show your readiness to explore different fields. Highlight the versatile skills that you’ve developed and explain how they can help you succeed in various academic areas. For example, my child wrote about their passion for coding on their application, even though they were undecided about their major. They managed to express how this experience affected their way of thinking and would be beneficial in any academic field.

Lastly, don't forget to research and apply to colleges that offer flexible major declaration policies. Here is a great resource for colleges that are flexible for undecided majors: https://blog.collegevine.com/colleges-for-undecided-majors This will give you more time to explore and ultimately pick a major you're passionate about. Good luck!

9 months ago

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