Didn’t get into university? Here are your options

Alarming statistics have recently made the rounds regarding nationwide university admissions, showing that the majority of university applicants are turned away – denied the chance to further their education on tertiary level, even if they qualify to do so based on their school results. The question now remains: What happens to these applicants?

Not Too Late

Here are a few alternative options for you to consider if you did not get into university:

You can take a gap year

Find a way to enhance your chances of getting accepted into university by using a gap year to do something meaningful with your time. There are countless volunteer and internship programmes that will look good on your next university application.

You can start your career early

Working for a year can be an immense learning experience and can help you raise money for your university studies. You will then also have a year’s work experience under your belt after you graduate.

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You can enrol for a college course

Taking a college course relevant to your intended degree programme is a great way to get additional training and to enhance your chances of being accepted into the university degree programme of your choice. Doing a college course in business management might help you get into your BCom course, for example.

Taking a short course is also a good option, as these courses are quick and affordable, and they look great on your application forms.

Succeed on your own

Of course, there is no rule that states that you need to go to university in order to be successful. There are countless examples of go-getters who became wealthy after dropping out of their studies:

  • Steve Jobs started the Apple computer company after dropping out of college.
  • Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and subsequently decided to stop studying.
  • Richard Branson never even finished high school, but went on to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.

If you would like to find out more about the options that are available if you didn’t get into university, click here.

A year off can be a blessing in disguise. With the flexibility provided by distance learning colleges, you can even work and study part-time during your gap year. Click here to find out more about the part-time study options that are available at Oxbridge Academy.

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