Dear College Admission Expert,
I am now applying to colleges, and am finding that many applications ask you what your intended major is. My problem is, I have no idea what I want to do with my life, therefore, I have no idea what I want to major in. Is this going to be a big problem?
Valley Stream, NY
I have good news for you: the majority of colleges encourage their students to explore all their options before declaring a major. In fact, that is one of the great parts about university; there are hundreds of possibilities all within reach. Colleges often put that question on applications for their own knowledge, and it usually doesn’t reflect upon your admission. There are however, some schools that require you to know your major when you apply, particularly arts conservatories, as they often require an audition or portfolio review in your said area of interest. Also, changing degrees during college is also a viable option, so keep that in mind as well. Whatever you do, just make sure of the college’s policy on degrees, and stick to it. You can email the admissions office of the college, and they’ll be able to go into more detail about their particular policy with you.
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