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I'm here for anyone who needs advice on decisions, essays, roommates, reccomendations/personal opinions, majors, and any other questions people have about college :)
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I am a sophmore, I had pretty crap.py grades my Freshmen years (C-D). I did much better this year (B-C-A), especially the second half of the year. I can easily get A's for this last period, and the next 2 years. Is it to late, or can I save myself.
Also how hard is it to get a student VISA from the USA to Canada.
How hard is it to get a student visa from the US to Canada
It depends on if you are getting a student visa or a resident visa. Go to whatever department your state uses for giving out passports website and see what credits are required. You can also contact the college and see if they partner with a specific group for student visas
Ah, how ironic, when I was about to click on the forum I thought it was going to be someone asking for college advice.. xD.
I'm going to be doing all those college apps next year though, but I think I've somewhat planned what I'll major in (which is double majoring in accounting and a humanities major (haven't decided which yet)). Although I took an online university course in the principles of accounting, I disliked the class (mainly because it was boring self-studying). I just feel that if I major in two humanity types, there isn't much financial... promise in it, if that makes sense?
You don't need to have your major planned out when you are going off to college. Lots of people change their major within the first year or even later in college. Try taking some personality tests or career tests that might open your eyes to skills you never knew you had and enjoy. My best friend loves politics and always wanted to go into that field but went on a limb and took a teaching class and is now majoring in special education. Accounting is always a great field to join but as is the very broad field of humanites. Perhaps you should narrow down those fields you have already found or look at the current hiring rate for jobs with those sorts of majors. Many people love and major in Psychology but realize how competitive it is when they graduate and find it difficult to get a job.
As for the income part of the major, you can have a humanties major and be qualified for many types of jobs that do indeed pay well. My mother is a humanities major and is a professor and as is my best friend's mother and she the dean of administration at a college and was previously a minister.
Ah, yes, I took this abilities test and apparently I have good tonal memory, and am skilled to be an accountant, etc. So that was another reason that I chose accounting, I think. Yeah, thank you! I still have to research colleges this year relating to the majors and careers I would consider and all.
I feel like in the beginning, it won't pay well, so that's why I have a sort of "back-up" -- but I'm not sure about that entirely. I'll have to do more thinking.
For psychology, people have told me that a lot of people take psychology. I heard that linguistics was rather difficult, as well?
Though this contradicts many things, but don't go into a field just because it will make you money if you won't be happy. There are many people that wish they could change their jobs but cannot. Linguistics is a tough department mostly because there is so much studying and learning when it comes to the history and learning of languages. There are many career opportunities with that major, but do not go into it unless you are interested in it. When researching colleges be sure to visit the campuses and ask students in their programs if they like it or why they decided to declare it as their major.