If you look at it from an unprejudiced viewpoint, senior high school is really not so terrifying. Sure, you’ll be stuck in high school for two more years, but it is not like you will not benefit from it. Most likely, your money will not be wasted in various programs in college because you still have two additional years to decide what profession you truly want. Subjects taken in senior high school will not be included in the curriculum for college. CHED is beginning to graph the curriculum that will be used in less than two years. Which, in turn, will shorten the period for college. Think about it thoroughly and evaluate your decision!
5 Things to Consider Before Enrolling in a Senior High-Ready College or University
5. Background of the school
As I said in an article about tips on surviving senior high, find the school that will help you in nurturing your gifted talents. If you are into Engineering, obtain a list of well-known schools in that field. I am pretty sure you can check the boarding exam passing rate of students there. Attend seminars to verify their goals and objectives. The school you graduated from has a lot of influence in applying for a job, so make sure you do not run around in circles and create the same mistakes again.
4. Tuition Fee
Let us consider the people who will pay for your tuition fee. College is not cheap and that is a given. Well, senior high school is trailing behind. It is best to talk about this once you get that list of schools specializing in your preferred field so you can compare the tuition fees. See what is worth it or not.
Since this is still high school, more like a prerequisite for college, a school near your neighborhood is the best choice. You do not have to commute that far or squeeze yourself in the traffic in Manila.
Is the area of your school safe? Not only safe from criminals, but also from natural disasters. Sure, we can’t prevent those from happening, but we can prepare for it. I’ve heard tips like bringing a peppermint spray or a dummy phone. And for natural disasters, always remember to communicate with your parents or guardians. Bring an umbrella just in case it rains unexpectedly. Be prepared to fold your pants and carry your shoes if you plan to take a quick dip in a disgusting pool of garbage! Or you can just be patient and wait for the flood to drain.
1. Your will
Those four other guides will probably be useless if you do not like the school you are going to attend to. The essence of learning while enjoying is gone once you force yourself to enroll there for the sake of your parents’ satisfaction or a great reputation. Do it for yourself, not other people. So, with determination and perseverance, you will be able to study at your dream school. If there’s a will, there’s a way!
Follow your heart! If you can’t seem to find it, try looking somewhere else. Like they say, do not look for happiness in the same place you lost it.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”