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apply undeclared?

Franchise1Franchise1 Registered User Posts: 234 Junior Member
I was planning on majoring in Communication but realized I couldn't start that till my junior year. I really want to do either Communication or Film (which is ALSO a closed major) and understand both are difficult majors to be accepted in.

What should I do? Should i apply undeclared and wait out my chances or should i apply as a history major (as an example) in case I don't make either of my desired majors?
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Replies to: apply undeclared?

  • IcarusIcarus Registered User Posts: 4,336 Senior Member
    What you apply as doesn't matter. Changing your major is a piece of cake. If you want to be communications, put that on your application and start taking the pre-req courses.
  • VTECaddictVTECaddict Registered User Posts: 2,486 Senior Member
    i think a lot of people apply undeclared. i noticed this at orientation when i asked people their majors...a LOT of them said undelared.
  • kfc4ukfc4u Registered User Posts: 3,415 Senior Member
    approximately 40% of UCLA freshmen enter undeclared. when you think about it, "undeclared" is then the most popular "major."
  • __allie____allie__ Registered User Posts: 3,066 Senior Member
    Applying undeclared won't hurt your chances.

    And just a little advice if you wind up at UCLA and really, really wanna do Comm Studies: take as many of the pre-reqs before you petition for the major and do really, really well in them. Don't know how much you know about the major, but it's super impacted. Only 20 or 25 continuing students were admitted this year and about 80 transfers. So yeah. Just sayin. It's not as hard as Film and TV, but its also not easy to just simply declare in comm. If it's something you KNOW you want to do, and you do the work to prove this, you'll be ok.

    Good luck.
  • darklingdarkling Registered User Posts: 201 Junior Member
    I agree with what everyone else had said about applying undeclared. That's what I applied as. I mean, that can be read two ways: either you have no academic interests, or you have so many that you don't know what to pursue. And I think the rest of your application quickly helps the admissions office figure out which category you belong too.
  • flopsyflopsy Registered User Posts: 8,368 Senior Member
    I wonder how the academic caliber of pre-med/pre-law/engineering students compares with that of undeclared students at UCLA? :rolleyes:
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