The excitement of going to college is good enough to make any student hyper, because of the big leap from high school to college many students, may get eluded by the wrong choices when it comes to college. There are many factors that students should consider when planing for college.
Career Choice- What career does the student want to take and why? Many times the influence of family, friends and tutors can lead the student into choosing a career that they may not fully understand how it works and may also not be comfortable with it. just because one can draw doesn’t not mean they should do Fine Art at college. It maybe that they are also good at something else which they love to do. It is important that the student fully studies what they think they would like to study at college before enrolling, or else they may regret afterwards. It is better to do what one likes the most than just end up in a career due to circumstances or influence from other persons. The student must be careful when choosing a course, they have to make sure that the college teaches the entire course, there are some instances where a college may just be offering a diploma which means that the student will have to move elsewhere to upgrade to a degree. This will be costly on the students part they are better off joining a college that will offer the course at all levels.
Grades- Do the grades of the student qualify them for that particular choice of course that they want to do at college, it is no use for a student to select a course that falls way above their grades. They must choose a course that they will manage well at college or else, they will have to work extremely hard to get the required grades to be admitted for that course.
Acceptance- The students must be willing to come to terms that even though they feel that they love to do sciences but they excel in arts then maybe it is a high time they accepted the fact that they are not cut out for sciences. This will help the student focus more on improving on what they do best and this will get them grades high enough for college admission. It is therefore very important for the student to look critically at all the requirements for a particular course of interest and see if they meet them before applying for an admission in the college.