What if students’ parents are pressuring them to major in something more “practical?”

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers.

Megan Dorsey, SAT Prep & College Advisor, College Prep LLC

You may be facing a fundamental disagreement on the purpose of a college education. Personally, I believe college teaches critical thinking, analysis, and the ability to problem solve, skills which make me a valued employee in most organizations even if my degree says “Art & Art History”. However, I know many people who believe a college degree is a practical tool for employment. In fields like accounting, engineering and architecture a degree in the field is essential. You may find common ground with a double-major, minor, or internship that show there is a practical side to the arts. However, if your parents are diametrically opposed to your major, no amount of persuasion or logic may prevail.


Reecy Aresty, College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author, Payless For College, Inc.

Tell the parents to change jobs or careers because in your opinion what they do is no longer practical. Just tell them to chill out – it’s your life!

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