Many high school students have the goal to go to college after high school, so they take advanced placement courses, take SAT or ACT, and so on. However, is college for everyone? The answer is no. Everyone has the choice of deciding whether he or she wants to go to college. Sometimes, objective elements can also prevent one from going or competing college. But everyone still has the chance to have a good life without going to college. Again, it is your choice to go or not to go to college, and to work hard for a good life or to be lazy and ordinary.
Why Is College Not For Everyone?
- Personal Interest: Some people have interests that college can not fulfill. For example, you may want to be a hairstylist. Typical college does not have a hairstylist degree program. Instead of going to college, you could go for special training to become a hairstylist.
- Personal Ability: Some people do not need college education to be successful in what they want to do. There are many successful people who did not finish college. Check this post by Amber Herriman to learn about those people.
- Cost Concern: Not everyone has the money to afford college. It may be better for some people to start a career earlier and earn money earlier.
- Just Not College Material: People may go to college and find themselves lost. It is a waste of time and money if you do not gain anything from college experience. You should consider many factors before applying to college. You should not go to college just for the sake of it.
For more views on why college is not for everyone, check msn’s video on 4 reasons college isn’t for everyone.
What To Do After High School Other Than Going To College?
College is not for everyone, but everyone does need to work hard to reach their goals. Those goals can be getting a college degree or starting one’s own business. Here are some things you may need to do to have a better life without college education.
- Have Goals: It is very important to have goals. Goals would lead you to success. Think about what you want to accomplish and make plans on reaching the goals.
- Get Experience or Training: Learning can happen anywhere and anytime outside college. Make sure you work hard on learning the things you would need for the career you choose. For example, you may work in a sushi restaurant as well as learning how to make sushi, so you could become a sushi chef in the future.
- Work Hard, It Pays Off!
- Be Positive and Face Challenges Bravely.
- Be Passionate.
Check fox’s article on some alternatives for people not going to college for more advice on what to do instead of going to college.