If you did not get accepted into college and want to continue your education for your career goals such as nursing or accounting, don’t give up. You can still get into college. For students who have struggled with grades, SAT/ACT test scores and Compass Exam scores, you will need to put in extra time to study and build your basic skills.
There is no substitute for not having the academic background. Take the full year to build critical skills such as Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Writing and Math. Not only will you need to improve your academic level in these areas to improve your test scores, you will need to have mastered these subjects to do well in your college courses. It is never too late to learn. Don’t look at this time as failure, but as a new opportunity to learn the concepts that you did not learn or missed while in school. The good news is that you are still young and have your entire life ahead of you to succeed. When you get to college after taking the year to better yourself, you will find out that not all college freshmen are 18 years old and just graduated from high school. You will not be the only student that did not enter college directly out of high school.
We have had students to come to the learning center everyday for a year to fill in gaps in math, reading comprehension, grammar and writing to prepare for college. Those students took that year and worked hard in class and on home assignments to gain the knowledge and confidence needed and successfully went on to college.
We have had adult students to come to the learning center to improve Reading, Math and Writing skills after working for years and realizing that higher education would improve their ability to receive raises and job promotions.
If you are a student just graduating from high school, don’t be discouraged that you did not enter college in the fall. Set a new time table for yourself. Be determined that you will take the time, put in the effort to study and learn to improve your skill set. Only you can determine your future. Decide if you want to work hard and put in the effort to learn now and be ready to move to the next level by next year or if you want to wait until you are older and have more responsibilities when you return to schooling. It’s your decision and your choice to make. Following the old adage of doing things now and not putting off tomorrow what you can do today is always the best strategy for life successes.