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Picking a major is a confusing decision for any student to make. It is even more confusing when you have no idea what you want to do. But an undecided major is okay!
Applying to colleges admittedly undecided about your major is actually way harder than centering your application around a focused intended major. You’re signing up for a very challenging strategy- persuasion about your unbridled potential, while squashing suspicions that you’re aimless.
The University of California college application is officially online! Now that you’re scrolling through the app, you may be wondering about how to handle that little check-box for selecting a major. With so many options available, the choice can seem overwhelming. As a follow-up to our previous discussion series about the UC system, we’ve also compiled a list of resources for those of you wondering what you need to know when picking a major.
Everyone knows that student who has known they want to be a doctor or a lawyer their entire life. And there are plenty of high school students who have found their favorite subject and are pretty sure they want to major in it. But there are also lots of students who have absolutely no idea, and it can be scary and bewildering if you fall into that category.
What major should I choose? One of the most common questions we get about the college admissions process is the major selection. From our experience helping 5,000 students through workshops and individually through the process, we conclude that the major selection is the most overrated entry on the common application.
It’s a question that gets asked a lot at Empowerly – which major should I choose to increase my chances of admission? Or more specifically, for example:
I’d like to major in bioengineering at this college. Can you tell me what the admission rates are compared to other programs? I may apply to another if my chances decline in choosing this program.
Students entering the college admissions process have a lot of questions, but one of the most common ones we hear is “How do I choose my college major?” It can be very stressful making a decision that feels like it will determine the rest of your life.