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What kind of colleges should I take?

For me being currently in 10th grade, I should be looking for further education. I'm sure there are people who don't mind skipping college. But I want to find out what is best for me.


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Andrew’s Answer

Hey Covon,

I'm currently a senior and let me say that college is very uncertain even up to the last year of undergrad. As such, even if you do know what you want to pursue or even if you don't, college is an opportunity to maximize your time in finding your passions and building relationships. If given the chance, I would definitely recommend experiencing college life, as it helps give you a small hint of the real world and also a head start on your career explorations.

Now, there may be obstacles that many students tend to face like being financially unstable or not having motivation to continue their education. I just want you to know that it's never too late. Don't let those things discourage you. There are student financial and advisement programs to help fund your education and various planning tools to compensate for them later on.

Whether you begin college later than usual or graduation is pushed back a semester or two, it doesn't matter. Take the time to research majors, study abroad opportunities, and program benefits, so you can utilize them fully. Once you decide and accept that college offer, keep taking advantage of opportunities during your undergraduate years. Like Niranjan advised, most students realize their passions and decide on their major towards junior/senior year, during the graduate/master's level, or even after they have a job. It is important to understand that undergraduate is just the beginning.

One thing to take away from this is ask for help when you need it. There are many resources to help guide you along the way, but it is your responsibility to seek assistance. The more perspective you gain from counselors, teachers, and family/friends, the easier it'll be in reaching your destination.

I wish you the very best in finishing high school and good luck with all of your future endeavors!

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Latisha’s Answer

Hi Covon,

Great idea to start thinking about college, as its never too early. My best advice would be to, first reach out to your guidance counselor to go over potential programs you might wish to obtain your degree in, and consider if you will want to go to a 2 year school and transfer, or a 4 year school immediately after high school.

Since you are in the 10th grade, this and your junior year, are the years many colleges start looking at your grades, so its important to look at the GPA the college admissions officers are looking for, and its a good idea to keep your grade point average up. Next would be to think about location; do you want stay close to home and commute, or do you want to go away from home and live on campus. This is a big decision for many who have never stayed away from home for long periods of time. As you can tend to get home sick at first but surely once you are acclimated, and adjusted, you should be fine.

The final and biggest thing to consider is cost. While many schools offer academic scholarships, colleges that are 4 years schools average $35,000 per year for in-state students and $55,000 for out of state students, furthermore if you are staying on campus then you need to consider room and board, which increases the cost significantly.

But whatever you decide to do, make sure, as attending college should be taken seriously, you look at this as a commitment, and definitely an investment in your future.

I wish all the best!!


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Niranjan’s Answer

Hi Covon,

Getting a college degree is always a good thing. It broadens ones prospects in life and gives you the skills to perform jobs that pay higher than those you would get with a high school degree.

Since you are in the 10th grade, you are at the right point in time for trying to figure out potential majors for college. Try to think about which subjects you are good at in school or if there are any subjects that you really like. Talk to your teachers, school counselors and family to find out what types of degrees you can pursue in college based on the subjects of your preference. You can do a lot of this research by simply browsing the internet.

Also, you do not need to have a clear career path even when you join college. In most colleges you may wait till the sophomore or junior year to declare a major.

Check out the following link for additional information:


Good luck!

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Peter’s Answer

It is great that you're thinking of college at 10th grade. If you already has things you want to do, like engineer, teacher or accountant, then a college education would be needed. if you're not sure but like science and math, then it is still good to have college education since those knowledge are harder to pickup at later time. even in college, you can switch majors, but aware that college major does not set your career path. It lays the foundation so you can pivot more easily. talk to your consular and visit some college campus (when they open up). It will give you better idea whether campus life appeal you or not.