Going to College

If you are in junior and senior high, you are probably contemplating on what you want to do after high school. College, the last step before being a responsible adult and joining the workforce, will lead the path to your future. Selecting what course to take and which college to go to requires a lot of serious thinking on your part. There are several factors when it comes to choosing the right course and the right school for you.

By now you should be aware of what you want to do. Your few years in high school should be enough to make you know the stuff that interests you, what activities spark your passion. You should be able to determine your strengths and weaknesses by now – factors that will be huge considerations when choosing your future career. If you are a math and science genius, then you are most likely suited to these fields. If you excel in the arts more than the academics, then you should think about going towards that career.

This is where the choice of school matters. If you already decided that you are geared towards the sciences and you want to be a doctor, you should choose the school that has a specialty for the sciences. Do your research first and ask around. Your parents can help you choose the right school for your chosen course. Certain colleges and universities in the country are popular for certain specialties. For instance, University of Santo Tomas is known for nursing and medicine courses, as well as in fine arts. Ateneo de Manila is known for their excellent law education. Mapua Institute of Engineering is home to the country’s future engineers.

Lastly, you also have to consider the tuition fee. Everyone wants to get into an exclusive university, but not everyone can afford it. This is where your parents can intervene; after all, they will be the ones paying for your education. Reach a compromise with what you want and what they can afford.

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