Dear Aimee Addresses College Concerns

Posted on June 11, 2012 by

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Dear Aimee,

I am unsure of where I want to go after high school, and it’s almost the end of the year. What do I do?

Sincerely,
Clueless in College Prep

Dear Clueless in College Prep,

There are several possibilities you have in this case. If you have been accepted to multiple colleges, then you need to make a decision ASAP. If your deposit was already due, then you will probably have to go somewhere else. However, if your deposit isn’t due yet, all you have to do is make your final decision and send in your deposit so you can begin the enrollment process.

If you have not applied anywhere this late into the year, I would suggest looking into taking summer classes at a local community college so you can get a head start on your credits and transfer to a four-year school earlier–if that was your original plan.

Finally, if you have exhausted all other options, the most risky suggestion would be to take a year off before deciding on where you would like to go. When the time comes, however, that you would need to enroll for classes, you will have to contact your former high school and get them to send your transcripts to colleges you’re thinking about. Taking a year off can be risky for the fact that, when the time would come around to go to classes, you will have procrastinated on the paperwork again and will not be ready in time. Another problem could be that you might not get as much financial aid as you would have right out of high school, so financially paying for college could be tricky.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

Love,
Aimee

 

 

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