#078 5 Essential Questions to Ask Colleges Before Submitting Applications with Lisa Marker Robbins

In this episode, Lisa discusses the five questions:

  • Does your college or university admit directly to the major, college, or division?
  • Are there any majors that are restricted to first-year freshman applicants? If so, what are they?
  • What is the process for changing majors within a college or division? And, are there any saturated majors where capacity is fairly limited? 
  • What is the process for changing majors between a college or division? 
  • For what majors is it difficult to graduate in four years if you do not start in that major as a freshman? 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Just because a college or university allows a change to your major does not mean the path is open for all applicants. There may be a process or the choices for majors to change into may be limited. 
  • The majors that the college is known for can be difficult to switch into at many schools.
  • The real, average cost of the fifth year of college is over $68,000. Encourage your family to set your student up to finish within those four years.

“You really need to be reading the fine print on these admission policies and understand the direction that your student is taking and the implications for that.” – Lisa Marker Robbins

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