*This advice applies to Post Secondary Education in the USA.
This isn’t meant to be pessimistic, but put you in the best position for success. I’m not going to give what you want to hear, but I’m saying this to better assist you into adult life. Your high school might say everyone should go from high school into university, but I’m telling you right now, that’s just not the case for everyone. Here are the kinds of people who shouldn’t go to university to earn a degree (in my opinion):
*Students with unweighted G.P.As under 3.5
*Students who don’t study at all (even if your G.P.A is 3.5) above.
Students with low G.P.As who thought high school course work was hard will find it even harder in university. Students who never studied in high school might be surprised how much they have to study once they enter university. I know people personally who were poor performing high school students who went onto university and are still going to a 2 year college, 7 years later, struggling academically.
Instead other routes which are less academically difficult, put in you little to no debt, and take a shorter period of time:
*Join the military
*Earn a certification from Trade School
*Take a coding bootcamp such as lambda school
Are there exceptions to low performing high school students going onto finishing a university degree within 4-6 years? Yes, but statistically the odds are against these students. If you still feel like you want to give university a shot then go to community college and see if you can earn at least a passing G.P.A there. If after the first semester, you don’t pass, then give up. Nobody is good at everything and it’s time to find a career path outside a degree program. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. Sometimes the truth hurts.