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How to tell if you are ready for college

The decision to go to college is not only a wise one, but it is also a very important one indeed. While you may be eager and excited about taking classes, many things need to be taken into consideration before you start school. This is if you are to successfully get through school and earn your degree.

Support from your family and friends

Have a talk with your family to find out how they feel about your going back to school. Do they appear happy or excited for you? Or, do they talk as if going to college is unimportant? Have they offered financial assistance? And, if you have children, will they babysit during class hours. The government, state, and college you plan to attend can offer you financial assistance, homework help, and career counseling. However, you will still need your family and friends for encouragement. If not, some options are to live on campus and to meet people in which you have more in common.


Do you believe you have what it takes to get through college and obtain your degree? Can you effectively deal with the personal issues that may arise while you are in school and attend classes and get good grades? Can you let go the people and things in your life that are holding you back. If not, then perhaps you should wait until your life is more stable before registering for classes.


You have to know who you are in order to get what you really want and need. And, you can find this out by thinking of everything you have done or bought when you are alone and happy. Also, there are several online personality assessments that will help you to determine which career option may be right for you. Never choose an occupation based strictly on monetary needs. Ultimately, your emotional state will lead you to the occupation that will make you happy.

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