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Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,315 Senior Member
"Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once.

Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong." ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/education/edlife/choosing-a-college-major.html
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