Going to university isn’t for everyone and no matter what they say you can still be successful even if you don’t have a degree. Three years ago I felt an immense amount of pressure to attend university but here is why I think it’s okay not to go to university, especially straight from high school!
1. You’ll never get your twenties back
It sounds so cliche but it’s true. These days getting into university later on is very easy so don’t feel pressured to take an offer you’re unsure of. If you want to have a break and work and/or travel then do it because it’s the easiest time of your life to drop everything to go overseas.
2. Success isn’t measured by a degree
10 years ago if you didn’t attend university and didn’t get a degree then you weren’t successful but nowadays you have the ability to study alternative ways or just later on. It’s unfair when people judge you for not attending university and you should never ever feel like a failure because you’re not enrolled in a course the traditional way.
3. Do what’s right for YOU
A lot of people will reassure you about university and tell you that you’ll love the course in two years or that you’re just going through a phase. Sure that may be the case for some people but I think this is one of those critical decisions you make your life where you need to listen to what you’re gut is telling you. If you’re going to enrol to keep your parents or friends happy then maybe have a rethink.
4. If you’re happy that’s all the matters
One I wish I had of thought about when I was at university. For about a year I had the mindset ‘oh it’ll get better’ or ‘I’ve only got three years left’. If you’re unhappy or just unsure remember most courses have the option where you can defer your spot for 6, 12 months or longer (what I decided to do). At the end of the day if you’re really not happy then you need to take the steps to make your happiness a priority and taking a break from study may just be exactly what you need!
Do you think it’s okay not to attend university?
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