Is college even for you?
One important thing to think of before enrolling in college is whether you’re ready to make the most of it. That doesn’t mean that you should anticipate all the parties you’ll attend; that means that you should take honest stock of whether you’re ready to make choices that will have a huge impact on the rest of your life. Many college students aren’t ready for the new level of responsibility it takes to succeed at such a level. Whether they’re immature, unsure or just plain not willing to spend more time in school, some new high school graduates aren’t ready for the experience of college.
Another thing to consider is whether going to college is going to get you where you want to go. Do you feel pressured to go into business? Are you more satisfied putting in a hard day’s physical labor than you’ve ever been after a day at school? You don’t necessarily need a degree from a 4-year college if you want to go into a trade profession. A lot of jobs don’t require any schooling beyond a high school diploma, but instead rely on worker experience for advancement. If what you really want to do with your life isn’t something that requires a degree, you might just want to jump right into that as soon as you can, without having to pay for school with both money and time. It can be hard figuring out what is the right major for you?