Hi! I have a few questions on Dartmouth’s major selection/changing process. I’m aware that technically some of these can be answered on their admissions website (which I checked out already), but I wanted to hear from actual student experiences and anecdotes rather than just facts and figures. Here are the questions:
After you’re accepted to Dartmouth with the intended major you picked on your application, does Dartmouth expect you to follow through? For instance, if a student picked “Computer Science,” will Dartmouth funnel that student into an engineering department and expect him/her to take engineering courses and activities, or does Dartmouth really treat everyone the same way no matter what they picked for intended major (at least until they declare)?
Is there a limiting of options in regards to classes, activities, etc. for certain majors, even unintentionally? For instance, many schools I’ve looked into unintentionally limits STEM or Engineering students because their prerequisites are stricter/heavier, so many students with these intended majors tend to feel more restricted in their class choice.
When does Dartmouth expect students to declare their majors by? Can a student be truly “Undeclared” up until the point of declaring their majors?
Other than these questions, if you have any other comments you could share about how students are pressured to take certain majors over others at Dartmouth, and any reason they would change their major: they would be appreciated!
Thanks so much for your help