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Is a Pre-Graduate Program Necessary for Those in High School?

Many high school students may debate whether or not to continue their education after graduation with a pre-graduate program in order to earn a college degree. They may question whether a pre-graduate degree is really necessary for true success in life. The answer is a resounding yes! There are many reasons why a high school student should continue their education, including earning a higher income, wider career potential and contributing more to their community.

Statistically, a person with a college degree can expect to earn an average of a million dollars more in their lifetime than someone who does not complete college! Many college graduates earn even more. Just imagine the doors that kind of income increase can open up in a lifetime! Opportunities for travel and recreation are much more feasible with the larger income that can be generated through obtaining a valuable college degree. Being able to afford a nice, reliable vehicle and living in a comfortable home are definitely preferable to having to worry about car repairs and suitable economy housing.

In addition to the monetary aspect, the prospect of an enjoyable and rewarding career doing something valuable should be enough to inspire anyone who would otherwise be stuck in a dead end job, going through the same grinding routine day after day with little or no career satisfaction just to pay the bills. The career options for someone with a college degree are unlimited! There are so many new fields of work being opened up today, in addition to already established industries, that the possibilities are literally endless. Anyone in the world is sure to find a program or pursuit that fits them just right. It's not necessary to know what career would be the best to pursue right away. General required classes are widely mandated and can provide a starting point for any major or field of study.

College graduates are also often able to be much more productive in their communities, primarily because of their larger knowledge base and their capacity for commitment and time management which is directly linked to experience in continuing education. Pre-graduate college programs not only teach the student the knowledge necessary for success in their chosen field, they also expand the student's life experience and capacity for responsibility and teamwork not only through academics but with participation in extracurricular activities and special interest groups and clubs including sports, fine arts, student government, fraternities and sororities and many other organizations.

Not only can the college experience be a profitable and intellectual pursuit, it can be a lot of fun! The college student can explore new surroundings and cultures, make new friends that could last a lifetime and meet valuable mentors whose influence will reach far beyond the classroom. Pursuing a pre-graduate degree will open up new avenues, allow the student opportunities to practice independence while still having access to a strong support system and create unlimited future potential. Many resources are available for the prospective pre-grad student, so talk to your school counselor today!


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