Factors that Affect Choosing College Courses of Grade 12 HUMSS Strand Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:college, course, factors
Choosing college courses may not be easy for a graduating student because of different factors affecting it. Choosing the right career for a better future should not be a ruse because it is bound to the challenges you are going to face. It includes the risk you are going to take. When you choose a course, be sure that you want it and not because you are forced to take it because that will be the start of your journey to success. Researchers used a descriptive research design that helped to elaborate the factors affecting choosing college courses. The researchers administered survey questionnaires to determine the factors that affect choosing college courses. The statistical treatments used in this study are frequency distribution, percentage, and weighted mean. According to the research conducted, the respondents asserted that first, personal preference can affect choosing a course in college, with a weighted mean of 4.05. Second, the respondents asserted that the Senior High School Strand can affect their choice of course in college, with a weighted mean of 4.04. Lastly, the students perceived that financial sustainability can affect choosing college courses, with a weighted mean of 3.99. In choosing their course in college, students must know their capability, that is, if they are fit for a specific course. Students must know their strengths and weaknesses to survive in college. It has a huge effect because if the students are not suitable for the course they have taken, they cannot finish what they started. Personal reference was also a huge factor affecting choosing a course in college because students must choose what course they truly want, and they need to be sure about it.