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Do I need to for sure the exact field I want to be in when applying for college?

I want to get started on my apps soon and finish them up soon, but I am still stuck.

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Pamela’s Answer

You do not need to know the exact field when you start the application process for college. Many people change majors more than once while enrolled in college. It's not uncommon to start with a general studies curriculum and progress from there. Think about what interests you, explore and research different career options. The whole world is available to you, I'm sure that you will make great choices. Remember, don't put pressure on yourself, just stay focused and know that you deserve the very best that life has to offer. Best wishes in your future endeavors!
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Molly Godfrey’s Answer

No, and most schools don't factor your intended major into their admissions decisions. Having said that, you should start thinking about what field of study interests you so that you apply to schools that offer majors in that area. If you're undecided, community colleges are a great place to start your education and have many career exploration resources and associates for transfer programs at a lower cost than a traditional 4-year university.
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Fred’s Answer

No. Many people do not know, and that's kind of the point of college. Most departments will have "Intro to XYZ" type classes, that give you an idea what the field is about. I started off in an engineering school, and then after a year, switched to majoring in theatre. It's not uncommon at all for people to switch majors.

Now, if you have a vague idea, it may help you choose a school. For example, f you are thinking agriculture, it may not make sense to go to an urban campus.

Many people go through major career shifts in their life. Again, after majoring in theatre, I worked retail management, teaching, for an airline, and finally ended up in IT. If you really don't know, start with something that may be beneficial in many disciplines. Business may not be a bad idea. Many of the liberal arts give you a good general education that can be applied to just about any field. Or just go in as "undeclared" and take a little bit of everything and see what sparks your interest.
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