Tons of colleges require a supplemental essay that asks something like, “Why did you choose your major?”

Two quick tips:

1. It’s worth spending a little bit of time on these essays to make sure your answer complements your personal statement. What do I mean? If your personal statement is all about business and your “Why Major” college essay is all about dance, admissions readers might be like, “Whaaaat?”. So make sure they make sense together. Also,

2. Just because you pick a major for this essay, it doesn’t mean you 100% can’t change it later. In many cases, you can. (Important: This varies from school to school, so if you’re unsure, find out.) It can help to choose a major as a placeholder, though, as it makes this essay a LOT easier to write.

Okay, let’s check out some “Why this College Major” prompts: