Last Updated: April 16, 2015
by Jessica Zdunek
Has anyone asked you what you’re thinking about majoring in yet? Maybe you’ve considered English, computer science, or fine art, but not been quite sure of your choices. As college gets closer you might expect to wake up suddenly and think, “That’s it! I was meant to be a biology major!”
Unfortunately, most students don’t experience this lightbulb moment. This makes choosing a major – not to mention a college that offers it – that much more confusing. And ACT data shows only about a third of college-bound students end up choosing a major that fits well with their interests. If you’re not in this relatively small group, you may end up switching majors at some point. This often means more time in school, more money spent on tuition, and more stress for you.
That’s why we’ve created our Careers and Majors quiz. Answer a few simple questions about your preferences and personality and we’ll give you a customized list of majors that will suit you and some potential career paths you could take.
Once you’ve found a topic of study that sparks your interest, check out which schools offer the program and add them to your list to get more information and see your chances of getting in.
Who Should Take the Quiz?
The quiz isn’t just for high school students heading off to college this fall – you can take it at any age. Freshmen and sophomores can use it to plan what electives they’d like to take as upperclassmen or start thinking about career paths. Juniors can use it to start narrowing down their list of colleges based on which ones fit their general interests. Seniors – you can take the quiz to see which majors may be worth considering after you step onto campus in a few months or which classes you should enroll in your first year.
It’s never too early or too late to know what areas are good match for you based on your unique personality and preferences. Get started now, and don’t worry – you’re not being graded!
Original Post Date: April 16th, 2015