Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options


  • Find yourself through work
  • Use this time to test the waters in the job market. According to a study released by the Department of Labor, nearly 77% of recent high school graduates not enrolled in college, as of fall 2010, were in the workforce.
  • If you can’t nail a job or have free time, opt to intern in a profession you’ve had an interest in but wanted to try first-hand. Interning early pays off in the long run.
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