I did, and I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work four years later.
Absolutely. I knew that for what I wanted to do taking a hiatus would not be a good idea. But there are certainly people who may want to go into a profession where experience is more important than a degree. But there are not too many trades or professions like that anymore.
Yes, I did. I believe if you want to have a degree that's the best thing you can do, otherwise if you starting working there is a risk you will just give up going to college. Obviously, if a person is interested in some sort of technical profession that does require college, well, I reckon it's best just to go ahead and start working, but if that is not the point, if a person is really interested in getting a degree, better to do it asap. I've known people that delayed it and at the end of the day they decided not to do it at all, because they were already working, because they felt tired to do it after work, because in the meantime their responsabilities had increase and they couldn't afford taking some time off work to do it. I also know people (2 to be precise) that delayed it and did it afterall, but they complained all the way through it, that it was tiring to study at night, to have all the weekends busy doing essays and so on and so forth.
Yes I did. But I believe people would get more out of college if they waited until they are in their early to mid 30s. College is a lot of work, after all. Experienced workers are better suited. Kids in their late teens and early 20s just want to get drunk. They get by in college, but they don't really learn anything. They learn that the real world is scary and horrible and that it's better to stay in college as long as possible. Once they finally graduate, they are disappointed to learn that they have to get entry-level employment at the age of 25. With a Master of Arts degree, $100,000 in debt, and a job they could have had when they were 18, they realize their best days are behind them. They become philosophical and progressive after college. People who go through college later in life have already been through the philosophical introspection and have struggled in the real world. They bring experience with a thirst for higher knowledge and understanding.
I started college the first semester of my senior year of high school, full time and the local community college at night, while attending high school full time during the day.
Yes, I went to college straight after high school, but I must return to complete my college degree, because I ran out of money to complete it all. College may be a huge pressure for some people, but for me it was simply a test of my mental faculties.
I challenged college in every way possible, I made friends of many of my professors, and had a great deal of friends who I still communicate with today, and I began my freshman year of college, back in 1993 almost 20 years ago.
I actually wrote a few hubs about my experience at Manhattan College, located in New York City in the Riverdale area of the Bronx, which also could answer many questions such as this one.
I did. And I was lucky enough to finish just in time as well.
I did. I then went back about 4 years later and did not complete. I have an English Literature degree, an almost-teaching degree, and on my way to a degree in criminal justice.
Just after? I went to college when in high school. For two semesters. It really helped. For that time I was still an English major. After high school, I realized psychology was the way I should go. It helped saved me some time and I wouldn't have the credits today if not for that.
I did...barely eighteen years old (2nd youngest in my graduating class). Graduated from college 4 years later with a BS in Criminal Justice. I was sick to death of college by the last year so I waited 14 years before I went back to grad school...graduated from there in 2 years...MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Yup! Aside from more education and experience, you'll get more job opportunities when your a college graduate:D
no I did not go to college until after I had three children and was a single parent
I did. I had to take advantage of the scholarship that I took and passed. Four years later, I was able to finish high school.
Yes, most 18 year olds have few options. It's college, military, or industry. The jobs you get with only a high school degree are limited. It was the best time of my life, at that time.
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