Changing College Majors Can Be Costly

  • 4 Jan, 2017

Did you know that more than 75% of all college students change their major at least once? I was an undecided major till my junior year of college at Quinnipiac University.

As a student-athlete you hardly think what will you do after college with regards to your working career. You are so excited playing for your school and dreaming of the day that you’ll turn PRO that you can easily forget about planning for the long term future. It’s important to know what you want to accomplish before you start on your college journey. Time will fly by.

I wish I had attended a class where all majors benefits were explained before deciding on my own. Knowing facts about each major and what they can offer once we graduate could help students make an early decision and quite simple save them money.

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It’s important to focus on what you really like so you can learn and grow to become the best you can be. I studied Political Science and then I got my Masters in Leadership which was a great fit for me as a coach, director and business owner.

Some of us know right from the start what majors we want to study, how much work is needed and what compensation we will get. I was planning on going to Law school but I didn’t feel like that was  my passion. I am passionate about sports and helping players succeed in their sports journey.

Remember, that I changed it at least once myself. I was lucky enough to graduate on time. With the college increasing almost every year, it’s important for our student-athletes to understand the cost of college. The key to a successful and less expensive college experience it’s to figure your major out in the early years of college.

The video below outlines the importance of choosing and sticking to a college major in your early years. The sooner you know and commit to your major the sooner you will graduate. If you to change your major it could be costly and it will put you behind academically.

Choosing a major it’s not like choosing a career. At least that was the case for me. Don’t panic if you graduate with a major that you don’t enjoy much. There are aways other options but you will need to make more sacrifices.


Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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