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It's OK To Change Your Mind About Your Major

A lot of students feel that they are alone when they feel this way and they often feel embarrassed or scared to change their major, well, it's very common for students to change their major and explore different classes.

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It's OK To Change Your Mind About Your Major

Many students come into college undecided about their major, some students come into college with their mindset on what they want to do and some change their majors constantly. All of these are ok. It's ok to question what you want to do. It's very rare that someone knows exactly what they want to do and follow through with that plan. Whether you change your mind 30 times or zero, you are doing just fine.

Coming into college, I had a pretty set mind about what I wanted to study and what I wanted to do in life, yet two months into college, that has changed. I have been questioning what I want to do and have been thinking about trying new classes and experimenting. At first, I thought I was alone, and I thought that what I was thinking and feeling was wrong or abnormal, but after talking with my family and friends, I came to the realization that what I was feeling was normal. I felt like I had made a mistake or that I didn't choose the right college for what I wanted to study.

After contemplating and stressing about my thoughts, I decided to talk to my adviser and tell her how I was feeling. She showed me different classes I could take and told me that I could basically try any class that I want. After looking at what classes I could take, I felt much better about my choices and my emotions.

A lot of students feel likw they are alone when they feel this way and they feel embarrassed or scared to change their major. Well, it's very common for students to change their major and explore different classes. I think it is important for students to realize that you don't have to have your life together in your first year of college, that's why college is four years long, so you can figure out what you want to do in the future.

Some advice I have for students looking at colleges or in college is that it's ok to come in undecided or come in decided but then change your mind. I would highly recommend talking with your family, friends, RA, advisor, professors or even upperclassmen in some of your classes because doing so will help you to get a better understanding of what you want to do. I would also recommend taking as many different classes as possible. I am currently in the process of deciding which classes to take for the spring semester and I am hoping to take a bunch of different classes because I want to explore and decide what I want to do.

Take a deep breath, talk it out and don't feel discouraged or upset about changing your mind. College is a time to explore new and exciting things and take classes you never thought you would take. Go out of your comfort zone and don't be afraid to make a change.

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