Are you a high school student who has been thinking that perhaps you were not meant to go to college? Maybe you are right and College is not the best choice for you. College was certainly not the route I took right out of high school. Maybe you are feeling pressure from teachers, parents, relatives and fellow students to go to College. Let’s explore the pros and cons of going to college vs not going, and look at some options that might be a better match for you in your particular situation.
The Big Decision – College or Wait
This post is not intended to talk you out of going to college, nor is it intended to talk you into going. The intent is to help you as you make one of the most significant decisions you will have made up to this point.
In my case, I did eventually get a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and ultimately a Masters’ of Science (MS) degree. But that is a long way from where I started out. Early in my senior year in high school, I enlisted in the US Navy; October 28 to be precise. My GPA in high school was not very high. In fact, I often joke that I was a high school push-out. My French teacher made me promise not to take another level of French before she gave me the passing grade I needed to graduate. She said that if I didn’t promise, she would not give me the passing grade.The Big Decision - Go to College or Wait Click To Tweet
The decision as to what to do after high school graduation can be daunting! What will happen if you don’t make the right decision? Like, what if you go to college, but it is not right for you? What will be the worst case scenario? Failing out and returning home? Disappointing parents and grandparents? No one wants to let our parents down. What if you don’t go to school? What will you be labeled by your family and friends?
Before you make the decision to go to college or take another route, let’s examine the options and make sure you are equipped with knowledge to make the best choice for you.