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A story of frustration.

Ample exploration is essential for development, but circumstances made that impossible.

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What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

I was very interested in taking art classes, but I made one mistake that prevented that. I declared my major as undeclared, and art classes were only open to art Majors. The only way I could know if the art Major was the right path was to try the classes, yet the only way I could take the classes was to Major in art because the major was impacted. (it takes a whole year to apply into art major)

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Thanks for the post Donji! It'll be great to share a bit more about how your exploration of majors is connected to the focus on affordable higher education. Check out the challenge brief for some fascinating details about the cost of college and how it's paid for: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/higher-ed/brief Looking forward to learning more!

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The inability to explore majors significantly adds to the cost of college in that it takes longer to find the right major, and the longer you are in college, the more money you have to pay.

For the people who cannot afford to spend the time to find the perfect major, many just randomly pick one that other's suggest, even though its not the best fit. For this case, I would say that the opportunity cost of not picking the right major is very high.

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I wish I could "like" this comment, Donji YD , but there doesn't seem to be any way to "upvote" or subscribe to discussions happening across the platform. The only discussions you can easily follow are the ones happening on your own contribution pages. :(