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Can you change your major in sophomore year?

Hey there, I'm currently a high school junior already thinking about college majors. I wanted to know if it's possible to change my major during my sophomore year in college, just in case I'm not completely satisfied with my initial choice. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!

8 months ago

Absolutely, changing your major in your sophomore year, or even later, is often possible! It's quite common for students to switch as their interests develop or as they gain more exposure to their field of study. Each college has its own set of policies and deadlines for changing majors, so it's important to check with your specific institution.

However, it's a good idea to do this sooner rather than later, as changing your major late can sometimes mean it will take longer to graduate, potentially increasing the cost of your education. To give yourself the best chance of making an informed decision early on, consider taking a variety of introductory courses in your first year. This will not only help in fulfilling general education requirements but will also give you a taste of different disciplines. Also, don't hesitate to talk to academic advisors—they're there to help you navigate your options and plan effectively!

8 months ago

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