If There Are Computer Science Classes At Your School and You Haven't Taken Them, DON'T Say You Want to Major in CS
When I was applying to college... we pretty much just applied to college.
Now, social media allows countless strangers on the internet to endlessly share advice about the college application process, driving a weird new neuroticism about the best possible "strategy" for college applications.
These "strategies" often take the form of, "It's easier to get into XYZ School if you say you want to major in Blah — then after you get accepted, you can switch into BlahBlah."
This is a terrible strategy, and here's why:
Eva Glasrud completed her B.A. and M.A. at Stanford. She is now a college counselor and life coach for gifted youth.