Colleges want you to succeed. They want you to maximize your classroom experience and go on to successful careers after you graduate.
An interdisciplinary major provides students with the opportunity to combine the best of several subject areas around a single theme.
Mentorship is crucial! Formal mentoring relationships are so important. Find experts and those who have accomplished great things in areas you are interested in.
Preparing for the differences between the high school and college workloads is one of the most underrated aspects of making that most important transition.
We know that students learn differently and therefore study differently, but we also know that by taking the necessary steps to study more efficiently and effectively they can maximize their own potential and performance.
I would not be concerned about choosing a major before you enter college. Most colleges require that you take general education or core requirements that will expose you to a variety of disciplines.
Almost all high school or college students consider themselves to be expert multitaskers. They insist they can talk on the phone, type an assignment, read, and listen to television or radio at the same time. Well, they can do all of these things, but they aren't doing them well.
Choosing a major in college is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life! While there is considerable amount of pressure being placed on students today to choose a major, many times this does not just simply occur magically.
Whenever possible, have something on hand to read. It can be a book, a digital device, an assigned newspaper article, whatever. If you find yourself with a little time on your hands, you can use it productively. It will help power through all those reading assignments, especially the shorter ones.
I am sure that you have heard it from your parents, friends, family, etc., how important that decision--choosing a major--is. It's as if your entire career and life hinges on that one decision! How about that for pressure?
A surprising number of high school students take college courses. The number will probably increase in the coming years. This approach is not for everybody, but many students find that taking college courses is very helpful.