Can’t Choose a Major? Start with These 4 Career and Personality Tests

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/8/16 8:30 AM

20121210_ODMA-students_JW042.jpgHaving trouble deciding which major is right for you? You’re not alone.

A great option is to take an online test to help determine what your passions, strengths, and weaknesses are. Once you’re finished, these tests will generate a few possible matches for you, based on how you answer.

If you’re feeling stuck, give these four tests a shot.

TestQ

TestQ’s What Should You Major In? quiz evaluates you not only on your interests, but also your current circumstances as a college applicant, including why you want to go to college in the first place.

The Complete Aptitude Test

The Complete Aptitude Test gauges your personality, interests, and skill set along seven different categories, including verbal, numerical, and perceptual reasoning; spatial, analytical, and technical ability; and mental acuity.

The Princeton Review Career Aptitude Test

Though it’s designed for career choices, the Princeton Review Career Aptitude Test can work just as well for figuring out your college major. (Keep in mind that the right major for your career may not always be the obvious one.) 

AptitudeTest.com

AptitudeTest.com provides a free, comprehensive evaluation of your skill set in numerical aptitude, verbal reasoning, and abstract thinking. With more than 250 free questions available to you, it provides an incredibly thorough assessment of you and your potential.

Once you’ve taken a few tests, we recommend reaching out to your guidance counselor or the schools on your list—a career services or admissions representative can help you interpret your results and brainstorm a few degree paths that make sense for you.

What’s Next?

Choosing a major is a very common struggle for prospective college students. To help high schoolers with this decision, we’ve written about options available to undecided students to help them figure out where their academic interests are, including majors for popular career paths, the best majors for deciding students, and IPFW’s Pathways program

Get the Majors and Careers 101 Guide

Topics: Choosing a Major, Aptitude Tests


 

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