Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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Choosing majors in college application

Purvi Mody
Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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Two questions that you should ask yourself before deciding a major are: What do I want to do long-term? What are my strengths? The answer to these two questions will help you get a better sense of which major you should choose when applying to colleges. Whatever you decide, make sure that it makes sense with the rest of your application. Don’t just choose a major because you think it will be easier to get in. Also, don’t stress out about it too much. Most schools will let you change your major at a later point. Be careful, though, because not all schools are like this. Some colleges have “impacted” majors which means it’s harder to get into because there are a lot of students applying to them so keep that in mind when applying. If you’re more interested in going to a specific college rather than a specific major, choosing a less impacted major may be the route to take, but only if you can genuinely prove that you have an interest in that field. Lastly, if you really can’t decide, it’s always okay to go with “undecided.” It will give you time to think and choose your major after a year or two of taking classes in college.

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