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Other Questions to Ask

As you’re thinking about a potential major or career, here are some factors to consider.

Admission to the Major

  • What are the admission and progression requirements for majors, graduate schools, or professional school programs you are considering?
  • Do you have a competitive application for the program you want to pursue?

Time

  • Do you have any time constraints you are trying to work within?  
  • Are there any deadlines that are dictating when certain decisions need to be made?
  • Does your timeline allow for any flexibility?

Family

  • What role does your family play in your decision about majors or careers?
  • What expectations does your family have of you, and how might that impact your decisions about majors or careers?

Level of Education Required

  • Are you willing or able to continue your education, if needed, for jobs in your chosen career field?

Finances

  • How might this impact your current financial situation (e.g. if switching majors would it take longer to graduate, thus requiring more expenses to cover the tuition)?