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Will it help with admission for cs/cen major?

cckiddcckidd User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 53 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in College Admissions
Will becoming certified in some programming languages (html, Java, PHP, etc.) by taking online classes help with admission to college when majoring in cs/cen? if so, how much?
Thanks!
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Replies to: Will it help with admission for cs/cen major?

  • cckiddcckidd User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 53 Junior Member
    hmm, anyone?
  • quantaquanta Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    It may vary by college but I am pretty sure that taking classes in line with your intended major has no bearing on acceptances. The primary reason for this is that stupid amounts of people end up switching majors once they get to college. Now you may be one of the few who will end up in the major you are intending but how are they to know that. Unless the school has some weird rules about applying specifically for a major it shouldn't affect you. That said, I would still take some classes if it interests you because 1) if that IS your major, it can't hurt to have some programming knowledge and experience and 2) it shows colleges you are going out of your way to learn more material which is always a plus, being proactive. So even if it's not going to affect admissions because it happens to agree with your cs/cen major, it will probably affect it in another fashion.
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