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post #1 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Stay at school or go to Uni?

Im having a hard time deciding on what to do next year. This year Im in grade 10 and at the end of the year I have a choice to drop out.

I was having a hard time deciding on wether to drop out or go to Uni. If I drop out then I would go straight into a Animal Care course, but if I don't I will go intill grade 12 and then I would go into the Animal Care course.

What would you do?

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 09:28 PM
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Wouldn't the best preparation or college be to complete high school? Finish high school and then go to college.

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 09:28 PM
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Seems to me it would be a better idea to go the longer route (uni) because the added education would be worth it in the long run.

But I am not familiar with the Australian schooling system.
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Wouldn't the best preparation or college be to complete high school? Finish high school and then go to college.

I sound like a mom, don't I?
My Mum actually told me to drop out. So not to me no

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post #5 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 09:41 PM
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Did you attend a Private institution or a public institution for high school?

I understand you're from Australia, but in America a sophomore in a private institution would have the education of a senior in a public institution.

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Did you attend a Private institution or a public institution for high school?

I understand you're from Australia, but in America a sophomore in a private institution would have the education of a senior in a public institution.
Public for 8 & 9 and this year I'am doing a Distance Ed program and Im pretty sure that is Public.

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-21-2009, 05:40 AM
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If I was you I would go to University, see you don't feel it at first but then when you get into the outer world you will realize a big difference in "mentality" (thinking processes are way different). I think University develop your mind far more then you have thought of.

So in short (Lets head to University!! )

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post #8 of 21 Old 01-21-2009, 05:43 AM
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Can you get into uni with just a 10th grade education?? The yr 12s who just finished are getting their offers now, I think you are going to be competing against a tough croud for a spot.
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I don't know how the Australian system works, but when considering university or not, I think you have to consider what you want to do with your life and where you're happiest. I don't know how it is in other countries, but here in the UK there isn't a real stigma against not going to university; choosing to work instead is a perfectly valid choice and whilst things such as apprenticeships (for everything from investment banking to construction) are not very well known they are well-regarded.

Do you want to go to university?
Do you want to experience the university environment, academic and social?
Do you want to continue learning?
Do you want to enter into a career that requires or benefits from a degree?
Do you know what you want to study?
Are you academically capable of getting into a worthwhile university?
Are there any money issues that could affect your choices?

You talk about doing an animal care course - is it degree-level or lower, or are you talking about two different courses? In either case, it's great that you'll continue in training or learning. That's the important thing, to me - it doesn't have to be university but you should be gaining skills and knowledge to help you with your career and life.

We can't really advise more unless we know more about the courses you might go into and how you feel about school and university. Personally, I've wanted to go to university all my life and the career I want requires a good degree - so it was a no-brainer for me!

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-21-2009, 07:39 AM
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On a fun note: I went to University to spend my dad's wealth! ....

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