Senior High School Students: The Study on The Different Factors that Impacts a Student’s Choice of Course 


  • Josh E. Caasi St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Patricia Pauline A. Cating St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Mikaela Liana B. Gabuna St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Sophia Isabelle B. Paypon St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Reine Lindsey B. Villanueva St. Mary's College Quezon City


Indecisiveness, Availability, College Course, Skills and Interest


The researchers have observed that senior high school students must carefully choose what career path they want to take to prepare for college. The K-12 curriculum has enhanced and lengthened education, allowing students to learn and earn the basic skills they need to learn for work and employment. This study will help the community understand why some students are undecided about their course and assess the analytics of the undecided and decided student population. It will also give tips to help the students and their peers and show personnel what to do and how to help these students. This research uses a descriptive research design to analyze the data and uses stratified random data sampling to gather data. The target population for the study was students in grades 11 and 12 at St. Mary’s College, Quezon City. The randomly chosen respondents from grades 11 and 12 answered an appendix the researchers gave through Microsoft Teams. The researchers prepared their study beforehand and used surveys and questionnaires to gather accurate and valid data. The research found that 28 of 33 respondents have decided on a college course, with 88% finding the availability of the course to be influential. Affordability and cost are also influential, while Skills and Interests are highly influential. Social groups and friends are less influential, and students consider it essential to choose a course that complements their skills. 29 (91%) stated that they need more programs and events regarding career tracks and college courses. The survey found that 88% of Senior High School students in St. Mary’s College Q. C. have decided which course to take but still need more programs and events to help them understand which track they should take for college. Factors such as availability, affordability, and the influence of family and social peers have all impacted their choice.