EC not related to major?

<p>I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about how to frame ECs that aren't related to your intended major in the right context. I have several awards for science research (Siemens Regional Finalist and Semi-Finalist), but I plan on majoring in political science. I have ECs to support political science, but I'm not sure how to make sure my choice of major doesn't lessen the effect of my science awards. Does it even matter if they're not related?</p>

<p>Colleges know that all students have a high potential to major in something other than their 17 year old declarations. Don't sweat it.</p>

<p>I think what I'm worried about is colleges discounting my science awards to some extent because I don't plan on pursuing science in college.</p>

<p>bump...... anyone else?</p>

<p>Look. You're worrying too much. My ECs? Dishwasher and JROTC. Excellent transcript. OK scores. Got into all colleges applied, matriculated at an HYP. Stated my intended major to be Chemistry : had no science related ECs or awards.</p>

<p>My ECs were all theatre and I'm going into psychology. I don't think it matters.</p>

<p>Doggone 16-17 year olds. The entire life's journey is to be reflected by what one does 24/7 right now? Is this what people think?</p>

<p>I had science and social science ECs. When I went on interviews I got confused comments along the lines of "What are planning on majoring in again?" or "What really is your strength?". If I had thought about the fact i want to go into bioethics and written an essay about that, it would have helped. Without that backup, it was more confusing and scattered than I wanted it to appear.</p>

<p>You are well rounded and it looks better in my opinion. I get suspicious seeing hs students taking all ECs to match what they are hoping to get into a particular field for. If you were trying to get into political science and all your ECs were related, like debate team, student council, class president, it looks kind of boring.</p>