Factors Affecting the Decision of Graduating High School Students in Choosing a College Course

8091 Words May 22nd, 2013 33 Pages
CHAPTER 1
The Problem and its Background
Introduction
Graduating high school is a time where young adults venture into the world of grown-ups. Several students try to get into college and choose a course wherein they could learn something related to a career they want. Most of the time, it determines the profession that a student will undertake in the future. Choosing a course carefully is an important aspect which will give conclusion to a student’s academic endeavor. The researchers have decided to make a study about the factors that graduating high school students consider in choosing a college course. We will be providing you with information that will cover various factors such as: having better job opportunities,
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As you take on college work and participate in college life, you’ll encounter new ideas and challenges. Along the way, you will be able to build knowledge, skills and brainpower, discover new passions, follow and satisfy your curiosity, learn more about yourself, bond with new friends, and prepare for a future in which you are better equipped to give back.

Whatever your destination, college can help you get there — even if you don’t know where “there” is yet. Whether you’ve mapped out a long-term plan or you see new possibilities every day, college can help you become your future self.

After stating the advantages of going to college, we have come to a point where choosing the most suitable course for a student is crucial in firmly establishing the future of an individual. The researchers aim to help graduating high school students in making the right choice in their venture to college and thus reduce the number of shifters and also the years wasted in studying for a course that is not suitable for the student. For our study, the researchers have found it useful to familiarize ourselves with the students in Metro Manila and their preferences on what course to seize in the coming years. There is a large number of graduating high school students in Metro Manila and we would like to narrow it down to graduating high school students in a selected public school in the said area.
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