Can’t Decide on a Major? There’s a Quiz for That

Categories: Majors & Minors

collegeYou’re spending a lot of time planning for your future this year. You have lists of colleges to review, standardized tests to prepare for, and counselors to meet with. Why not at least make the process fun by letting the Cappex Careers and Majors quiz guide you?

Our unique personality assessment takes into account your skills, abilities, and interests to give you a customized list of majors you’d succeed in. But that’s not all – we’ll also show you which career paths might be a good fit for you and which colleges offer the degrees you’re cut out for.

Even if you already have a major in mind, taking the quiz is a great way to help you find a school, get you interested in a certain job field, or even choose a minor. It could even get you started thinking about which classes to register for next year.

What are you waiting for? It only takes a few minutes – and we know you’re looking for any excuse to procrastinate on that math homework anyway. Get started here.

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Original Post Date: September 23rd, 2015

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What Factors Matter in Your College Search?

Categories: Admissions Advice

collegeYou’ve been spending a little time looking at different colleges and trying to figure out which schools are a good fit. If you’ve already found a few options, that’s great! But we get that’s it’s sometimes a little confusing. Here are a few things to consider when you’re adding colleges to your list.

Plenty of students are determined to avoid student loans by applying to lower-cost schools. If you’re concerned about the price tag of college, make sure you check out the tuition and fees. You may find they’re relatively affordable, or that they’re way out of your price range.

Keep in mind the tuition listed on a university’s website isn’t necessarily the price you’ll pay. Scholarships and grants may cover some of the expense and make a certain school much more affordable.

By now, you might be leaning toward going to school closer to home or jetting off to explore a new part of the country. If you’re sure you wouldn’t be comfortable more than a few hours from home, there’s no point in considering colleges on the opposite coast – it just won’t be a good fit.

Don’t waste your time deliberating over a school that doesn’t offer a program you’d be interested in. Someone who’s always wanted to be a biology major at a huge research university probably isn’t going to be happy at a small liberal arts college.

But your program of study isn’t the only thing that’ll determine fit. What about study abroad programs if you’re interested in travel? A religious affiliation if you’re serious about your faith? If you’re considering a career that requires a master’s degree, are there any schools that offer a five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program? These types of programs play a big part in whether or not a school is a great fit.

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Original Post Date: September 23rd, 2015

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Original Post Date: September 23rd, 2015

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