3 post high school education options every student must know about

Many students in America go through high school without a clue of what they will do after completing their high school education. The same applies to some of their parents who never really know what academic advice to give their children at such a point in their life. This article has therefore been written as a guide to both students and their parents or guardians as well as teachers who have the responsibility of offering career guidance.

We are going to look at 3 post high school education options that every student must know about.

1 Four-year colleges and universities

Once a student has completed high school and earned their high school diploma, depending on how well they have performed in both their academic and co-curricular activities, they have the option of joining a college or university to pursue a four-year course to earn them a bachelor’s degree typically referred to as an undergraduate degree. Depending on your financial resources, access to financial aid or student loans, a student will have the option of either attending a private or public college or university. Different colleges or universities schools have different strengths when it comes to academic programs therefore it’s important to do due diligence to find the right match.

2 Two-year colleges

In a situation where a student has graduated high school and received their diploma but can’t gain entry to a four-year college for one reason or the other, mostly financial reasons. There is an option of joining a two-year college commonly referred to as a community college or sometimes a junior college. These colleges are much cheaper and have a wide array of professional courses a student can pursue. Once you complete your two-year program successfully, you will be awarded an associate degree and it’s possible to later transfer into a four-year college program in another institution as long as they accept credit transfers from the community college you have attended.

3 Career schools

In the event both a four-year and a two-year college option is not for you for whatever reasons, you have the option of joining a career school typically referred to as a technical, vocational, or trade school. These are schools that are skills based as you get to learn practical skills that you can use to earn a living. Many of the programs offered here will run for between a couple of months to two years at the end of which you get a diploma or a certificate which is followed by you seating for a licensing examination to enable you practice your trade.

From this information, you will realize that as a citizen, the American system of education has been designed to cover all the bases in order to give every student a fair chance at earning a living in life. It’s therefore important for students to be aware of the options available to them once they complete the compulsory level of education.

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