Majors

Can Choosing An Uncommon Major Boost Admission Chances?

Question: If my son is a borderline candidate at the liberal arts college he wants to attend, will it help if he indicates an unpopular major on his application?

You ask a good question. The first thing you need to realize (and you probably do) is that it is never easy to get into a very selective college. Even if your son’s academic interests and abilities are different from the majority of other applicants, the more competitive institutions receive large numbers of applications from extremely able students, so he is sure to be up against others who share his atypical strengths and passions.

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