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Should I Name Multiple Majors on My Application?

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Question: I'm applying to a college and the application asks for "choice of major," with slots for first, second and third most-preferred majors. Is there an advantage or disadvantage to listing all three, or would it prove my commitment to my first choice by just listing one?

The first question you need to answer, before listing a major on an application, is, “Will the choice be binding?" In other words, if you show up at this school in September, will you be expected to major in one of your application options when you get there?

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