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Oct 15, 2016 01:19 PM EDT

Switching College Degrees? It’s Okay To Change Your Course Major

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Sometimes choosing your degree can be an overwhelming process. How do you know if it is the right degree for you? There are those who figure out that the degree they chose is not the right one. Then they think about switching. But is it too late? Is it okay?

You still can. You still have the opportunity to switch degrees. But be sure to do it in the first year. Don't wait more than a year to do it, according to The Telegraph.

It is easy to doubt yourself especially when you feel the pressure of university. You start to question if this is the right class or the right course because you don't enjoy the course. But try to stick it out for a year at least and wait until you can find an area that interests you. But don't wait a year, according to The Telegraph.

Remember that if you do decide to switch, switching classes are not easy. And it leads to more financial responsibilities if you have student loans. So be sure in your decision. And the faster you figure out that this is not the right degree or course for you, the better.

How to know if you are really switching? Here are some quick steps to assess:

1. Write a list of pros and cons for each course. Your current and the one/s you are planning to switch to. Then discuss with your family and friends. They are your support group.

2. You have to ask yourself if it is really the course that you don't like or the school.

3. If it's the course, know more details regarding the course you want to switch to by going to their department and see if you can join a lecture or two. Just to get the feel of it.

4. Remember that switching is not a guarantee in your university. Some don't allow it. It depends if the course is full or if you meet the minimum requirements for the course.

5. If it is not the course, but the university then you need to get in touch with your student loan provider ASAP.

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