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How to Fill Out Applications When You Don't Know Your Major

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During the college application process, you're certain to encounter one question: Which major do you plan to pursue? Although some students have a concrete vision of their intended major, others might not be so confident-- and in those situations, you may turn to general studies or an undeclared major -- but is this a valid option?

“'Undecided' or 'General Studies' can be a perfectly acceptable choice for students who are not sure what they want to study; however, there are differences in the way colleges work with undecided students," says Stacey Cunitz, director of college counseling at the Crefeld School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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