Preparing For College

Posted by Gracie Middleton on January 19, 2017

College can be very different to high school and your life itself while you are at college will be vastly different to the life that you are living now. It is important that you take time even during high school to prepare yourself for college so that you know what you are getting in to and so that you are well braced for the many changes that will occur in your life in the years to come.

It is important for you to take a long time to study the different courses available and make a solid decision which course of study you want to follow and what you want to do with the rest of your life. You will be surprised to find that most college students spend a lot of money on their college education, waste four to five precious years off their lives only to go out and find jobs that are completely unrelated to their education. In fact, it is also important for you to keep in mind that you will not always need a college education to get a job and for some fields, you will be able to get a good job right after high school.

Do your research

You will find that different colleges require you to take different tests to prove your competency. You will need to do your research and find out exactly what you will need to do for your chosen college. Some colleges will require to take GMAT courses in Dubai and achieve a certain score in order to gain entry to the college.

Other colleges might need you to complete an IELTS preparation course and get a certain score to prove your standard of English.

While doing your research, you will find that some colleges are better known for certain courses of study while others are better for other courses. Therefore, even if you have always wanted to attend a certain college, you may not be able to do so if your chosen programme of study is not available at that college or if the college is not very well known for that course of study.

You might even want to consider taking a gap year off to really explore your options, to discover yourself and to come to a conclusion about what you want to do with the rest of your life. You could use the year to study a new language and learn about a new culture which can also help you with your college application and your future at college.