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What should you do if the thing you want to major in isn't something you're particularly good at?

kriscentalkriscental Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
As I am a junior in high school, I've been thinking about college majors a lot. I took the ACT last fall and got a 31, but the only reason was because I got two 35s in Reading and English. I got a 28 in science and a 27 in math. These aren't particularly bad scores, but they aren't great either. I took the April test this past Saturday, and though i'm hoping for the best, I don't know how much better I can do than a 27/28.

I like math. I'm not a genius and i've struggled with math multiple times throughout my school years. Right now I've got a (very) low B in ap Calc right now, but I still like math. I've been thinking about Engineering a lot (It's been my dream to work for NASA since forever), but if my math and science scores say otherwise, should I bother? This goes for anything, really. I also want to double major in music performance (piano), but auditions are in fall and I don't know if i'm cut out for it. Any advice on how to deal with such situations?

Replies to: What should you do if the thing you want to major in isn't something you're particularly good at?

  • Sportsman88Sportsman88 Registered User Posts: 1,584 Senior Member
    Calc AB or BC? Did you jump up too quickly? Sometimes it clicks. I think you have time but no, if it doesn't click by freshman year, engineering would be an uphill slog and ruin your GPA in the process.

    Double majoring performance and engineering would be extremely difficult when both came easy to you. I don't think that is an option here.
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