Decisions Of Real Life : Why Institutions Should Prohibit Choice Until Second Year

1988 Words Nov 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Decisions in Real Life What to do after high school? That’s the question. Do I enter the work force, go to a vocational school, attend college, the options are endless to what I could do? Floyd Norris states in his article “Fewer U.S. Graduates Opt for College After High School,” 65.9% of high school graduates enrolled in a college after graduation. This percentage was the lowest recorded in the last decade (Norris 14). Even though this is the lowest recorded number of the decade, this percentage is still over 50%. Therefore, many high school graduates are choosing to attend a university. Once the decision to attend to college is made, there are a plethora more of decisions to make. Most students do not know what they want to study after high school. “The Developmental Disconnect in Choosing a Major: Why Institutions Should Prohibit Choice until Second Year,” article states that between 20 and 50 percent of students go into their first year of college with an undecided major (Freedman 13). Even more students don’t know what college they want to attend. Many factors dish into making these decisions. Cost, requirements, distance, and difficulty are just a few of these factors. So how are 17 and 18-year-old students making these decisions for the future? Before choosing a college, one should figure out what they want to study. Some colleges may not have a certain program that the person is looking for. But how does this person figure out what they want to study?…

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