We’re so used to being able to customize everything, from our Starbucks drink orders to our perfect mates. Millennials, especially, are seen as being commitment-phobic when it comes to relationships, jobs, interests and even where they live.
But at some point, every adult (and college student) needs to make a choice–it doesn’t have to be for forever, but it has to at least be long enough to put in the time and effort to earn a bachelor’s degree in that field.
I love a good buffet. Health hazards aside, what’s not to like about getting to choose from a multitude of options, taking as little or as much of each as you like?
Increasingly, college students are taking the “buffet approach” to higher education. A few AP classes there, some time at a traditional brick-and-mortar campus, a couple classes at a local community college, and some MOOCs or other online classes thrown in.
With the high cost of application fees and college visits, most high school students can’t afford to apply to every single college that interests them. Parents and students need to weigh many different factors, such as cost, location, size, and value. With so many options, the choice can seem overwhelming.