As more employers require a bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions, prospective workers have hurried to comply. Nearly 80 years ago, only 13% of the population had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Things have changed since the 1940s, however, and college attendance and graduation is now a prerequisite to landing a halfway decent job. Today, around 60% of Americans have a bachelor's degree.
Increased education has its roots in the job industry as about one-third of jobs in America have a minimum educational requirement of a college degree. If you don’t have a degree these days you run a serious risk of eliminating yourself from potential careers, even if these same positions didn’t require a degree in the past.
For many students, college prep is something they will need to seriously consider the moment they begin their journey into high school—but, of course, just considering isn’t enough. If students want to succeed and enter a good university, they will need to ask themselves what it will take to qualify, and what major they will study when they are accepted. These questions can be difficult for young students to answer on their own. Thankfully, there are many college preparation resources available.
To make the transition easier, and to help high school students on their way to college, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to college preparation. Here we will address some of the most frequent concerns students have regarding college preparation in the next phase of their lives.