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Question #41507 posted on 12/17/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So I'm changing my major...one of these days. I haven't officially picked a new one yet, so I'm hesitant to declare anything until I'm 100% sure. I'm also hesitant because the college in which I currently reside historically has a fairly low GPA cutoff for scholarships, compared to all the other colleges. Will it hurt me in any way if I stay declared in a major that I am not planning to pursue? Even if I start taking classes for a new major, can I still stay in the old one for a while to increase my chances for scholarship?

-Majorly Undecided

A: Dear Undecided,

I'm hard pressed to think of any drawbacks, except that they don't really like you to declare a new major after your junior year, and if they change any requirements on your new major before you officially declare it, you won't have "locked in" the old ones.

Other than that, go for it.

- Katya