If Im not sure what I want to do, but have a general idea, how do i choose which school to apply to?

<p>As the title says, Im not sure what i want to really study/major in, however I know it will generally be business and/or math orientated. </p>

<p>This kind of leaves me between the CALS, and CAS. I read a bit and it said that transferring between schools isnt very easy, so if this is true I dont want to pick the wrong school.</p>

<p>Does anybody have any advice on what I should do in this situation?</p>

<p>EDIT: Actually, after reading a bit more I see most people are actually saying its easy to transfer schools. Either way though, I would rather not have to go through that process.</p>

<p>If you are a NY resident go CALS, if not go CAS.</p>

<p>I think you are referring to AEM, the business school. A lot of athletes get into AEM during the ED round. AEM’s curriculum tends to be easier than CAS’ math (and other STEM majors), but AEM maybe more competitive to get in. I am not a fan of UG business school, so I would say go for CAS math. I gave the same advice to my kid.</p>

<p>@oldfort‌ why don’t you like UG business?</p>

<p>If you’re unsure, I would suggest going with CAS. Technically everyone enters CAS undeclared and it is super easy to take classes in everything and get a sense of what you really want to do. You don’t have to officially declare a major until the end of your sophomore year, and switching majors is really easy.</p>

<p>Kungpaoasian - I would like to refer you to this thread from 2009:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/808375-what-is-better-business-major-or-econ-p1.html”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/808375-what-is-better-business-major-or-econ-p1.html</a></p>

<p>A very well regarded poster (a lawyer), JHS, posted this:

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<p>I posted this:

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<p>@oldfort‌ how do you feel about ILR, AEM, and PAM?</p>

<p>JHS is a lawyer?! I always thought JHS was a turkey. </p>

<p>Oh, and to answer your question, if you’re truly undecided I would apply to CAS. There are many majors you could explore there and you’re allowed to apply as undecided–as a CALS applicant, you’ll have to declare your major along with your application. </p>

<p>Internal transferring within a college is usually relatively straightforward. It’s transferring between them that’s tougher (and from what I’ve heard AEM rarely takes transfers). </p>

<p>Best of luck! </p>

<p>@Coriander23 – Dyson had 76 Intra-Cornell transfers this fall and an additional 41 external transfers. I am not saying that it is easy, but not impossible.
<a href=“http://dyson.cornell.edu/undergrad/index.php”>http://dyson.cornell.edu/undergrad/index.php</a></p>

<p>Agree with @oldfort that a fair # of athletes end up in AEM via ED, thereby reducing the admit rate in the RD round for the non-hooked applicants.</p>

<p>It may help to attend information sessions on both</p>

<p>I am applying ED btw. I am leaning towards CAS, just because it allows me to explore many different areas rather than going into CALS majoring in applied economics and management. I may also be interested in computer science as well, and i think CAS would be better for that if I were to pursue that. </p>

<p>I’m going to ask my college coach for advice tomorrow, as well as advice on how to write the supplemental for whichever one i choose. Since I dont know exactly what I want to do, Im not sure how I would write the supplemental for CAS other than saying i think itd provide the best opportunity for me to explore what i want to do and etc. </p>

<p>Thanks for all the responses too guys, if you have any other input keep it coming!</p>