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BS Class of 2019 Thread

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Replies to: BS Class of 2019 Thread

  • infinityprep1234infinityprep1234 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    Ok so will wait for winter break for the list as daughter is still not sure about majoring in college. She can go for math, CS, engineering, pre med or economics route. Can you apply to college as undecided
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 15,243 Senior Member
    Yes, at many schools you can apply undecided but not all.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 3,342 Senior Member
    Some schools allow you to apply undecided. Some do not. And some, especially LACs, don't allow you to declare a major before the end of your first year/completion of certain prerequisites in the department, etc.

    If your D is still exploring, even within a general area (STEM), she will have plenty of options to choose from. There are lots of kids who don't have their lives mapped out at 16 and lots of schools who recognize that and cater to it.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,848 Senior Member
    In many schools/universities, one has to decide whether to apply to the College of (Arts and) Science or to the College of Engineering. Computer Science is a very competitive major, and most students apply directly to the major.
  • MA2012MA2012 Registered User Posts: 904 Member
    edited September 2017
    @infinityprep1234 if she wants to go to med school she can major in almost anything. Yes a few schools have a pre-med track, but many have an advisor to make sure the required classes are taken.

    Engineering is different - classes are very structured and you have to commit to this from day 1 (some schools allow you to change out of engineering but it is very hard to switch in).

    And a few universities ask you to apply to specific programs.

    Other than that most schools don't require you to declare a major until the end of freshman or sophomore year. A lot of kids change their mind after taking some clssses - sometimes trying something new.
  • MA2012MA2012 Registered User Posts: 904 Member
    @infinityprep1234 DS attended a 5 day intro to engineering program at UConn. It was after junior year but I think they expanded it to include sophomores too. There is a similar one at Michigan State and probably some others. Each day they had lectures in one of 12 kinds of engineering and in the evening they worked on a project.
  • infinityprep1234infinityprep1234 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    @doschicos, @gardenstategal, @payn4ward, @MA2012 thanks for information. Let us see what this year brings.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,848 Senior Member
    Just signed up for fall conferences and all the trip details are in order - flights, car rental, and hotels. :x
    DS2 takes his first SAT during the family weekend and PSAT right after he returns to school. @-) X_X
  • gusmom2000gusmom2000 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    The "looking for a college" process has officially begun. Every time, I think about it I get nauseous. Why is that? It can't be because he is leaving home for the first time....it's probably because it makes me feel old. :(
  • queenmotherqueenmother Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    Congratulations to you daughter @infinityprep1234.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,848 Senior Member
    Congratulations @infinityprep1234 !
  • infinityprep1234infinityprep1234 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,848 Senior Member
    Good luck to those who take PSAT tomorrow or next few days!
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