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dropping a major to a minor

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by saiyagirl, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. saiyagirl

    saiyagirl Guest

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    hey guys,
    ...yet another question from the finance-burdened saiyagirl.

    sooooo, i'm a double major, but i'm thinking of dropping one of my majors to a minor. big reason for this: i want to graduate early and save money. not for myself so much but my parents...we're in Big Trouble financially. i literally need every cent i got now. plus i'm not enjoying this major as much as i used to (the upper levels are starting to really suck).

    Question is, do i have to reveal this to AMCAS or Adcoms somehow? if it comes up in an interview? (amcas is already verified and i'm completing secondaries now).
     
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  3. agent

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    have you declared anywhere that you were a double major?

    why did you double major anyway? to try to impress someone?

    I would just declare to them your major/minor now and they should never know the difference
     
  4. saiyagirl

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    hey agent...

    i am a declared double major. i wanted to double major because at the time i really loved my second major and thought it would be a good complement to my other major.

    so i shouldn't tell adcoms at all? (the drop to a minor will show up on my transcript)
     
  5. lola

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    i wouldn't tell adcoms since they don't really care all that much about what you major in. maybe if you get interviews you should make it a point to tell them then.
     
  6. Polar girl

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    I don't necessarily think that dropping a major is that big of a deal to them, but it is a big deal if they think you're going a semester longer than you actually are. I know someone who graduated a semester early and didn't tell any adcoms. She got accepted, but then when they found out she dropped a whole semester of classes she told them she was taking, they took back the admission.

    So just make sure that you tell them if you're going to take a semester less than amcas shows.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about dropping a major to a minor. I was doubling in English and Bio up until my last semester when I chose to drop English to a minor. I think the only way it might come up is during an interview and if then they may ask something like "why only a minor?," or "what made you chose to minor instead of actually finish the degree?" I would tell them exactly what the reasons are. I mean they have to understand that money is very important especially when you plan on spending so much for medical school anyway. For me it was a similar reason, I couldn't graduate in four years with two degrees so I said screw it and decided my love for English did not require having a piece of paper that said I completed however many credit hours. I would say do what is best for you and as long as you are strong in other areas having a minor will only make you look better anyways.
     

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