3 years ago
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Undecided Major

Hi I just finished my junior year of high-school and currently I'm working on my college list, while also trying to find a major because right now I'm undecided. I just wanted to know should I even be worrying about a major right now, or should I wait until I finish the specific factors I need within my college list such as basics, costs, etc. I don't want to waste time. Also what is the best time for me to start writing my essays so that I can apply to colleges. Sorry for asking so many questions, I'm just looking for clarity. The application process is kind of confusing to me and I'm just trying to research and go about the process effectively as possible. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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3 years ago

At least in Texas, most of the college applications open in August, so it might be a good idea to try to figure out which major you're looking at. Have you tried taking one of those quizzes to see which major you should study? I know they're not for everyone and aren't the only thing you should look at, but taking one of those quizzes might at least give you some direction while looking at majors!

Also, in my search for majors, I like looking at the programs offered by each university I'm interested in.

3 years ago

Never apologize! As a rising senior myself, I’ve spent the past year preparing for college and I’ve asked people countless of questions.

I think now would be the perfect time to start your college essay, especially with the Common App (not sure what you’re using to apply though) opening soon.

And while you should definitely start thinking about your major, don’t stress too much. Most undergraduates don’t choose their major until their second year of college and are “undecided”. Other students end up changing their majors while in college as well. If you don’t have an idea now, I’m willing to bet you’ll find your passion in college and you’ll find the perfect major.

Hope this helps!

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