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Aug. 19, 2010

Double Major in Film and Advertising at B.U.?

Question: I'm a high school junior interested in attending Boston University. I am hoping to double major, but I was not sure if I could double major within the same college. For example, I would like to double major in Film and Advertising, but I was not sure if their program would allow this. Could you please clarify whether or not this is possible?

This is a question for B.U., not for this "Dean." Don't be shy about contacting the admission office and asking them. You can even call and request the name of the admission officer who oversees applicants from your high school and then write to him or her directly. (Email is fine.) This way, you'll have the added bonus of establishing a "relationship" with your local rep, in case other questions or concerns arise over the next couple years. And if you get to meet your rep in person (e.g., during a visit to your high school or at a college fair in the region) you can then introduce yourself and say thanks in person for responding to your question.


You also might want to put a post on College Confidential's B.U. forum asking if anyone who's reading it has tried to double- major in film and advertising. See http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/boston-university/

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Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone knows the competitive and often convoluted college admission process inside out: From the first time the topic of college comes up at the dinner table until the last duffel bag is unloaded on a dorm room floor. She is the co-author of Panicked Parents' Guide to College Admissions; The Transfer Student's Guide to Changing Colleges and The International Student's Guide to Going to College in America. Sally has appeared on NBC's Today program and has been quoted in countless publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, People and Seventeen. Sally has viewed the admissions world from many angles: As a Smith College admission counselor for 15 years, an independent college counselor serving students from a wide range of backgrounds and the author of College Confidential's "Ask the Dean" column. She also taught language arts, social studies, study skills and test preparation in 10 schools, including American international schools in London, Paris, Geneva, Athens and Tel Aviv. As senior advisor to College Confidential since 2002, Sally has helped hundreds of students and parents navigate the college admissions maze. In 2008, she co-founded College Karma, a private college consulting firm, with her College Confidential colleague Dave Berry, and she continues to serve as a College Confidential advisor. Sally and her husband, Chris Petrides, became first-time parents in 1997 at the ripe-old age of 45. So Sally was nearly an official senior citizen when her son Jack began the college selection process, and when she was finally able to practice what she had preached for more than three decades.

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