All over the world, young people graduating high school see college as the next natural step in their life. The last two years of high school are geared strongly towards preparing for college entry exams. With so much pressure to do well on these exams, and how they will affect college acceptance, and how that will affect the rest of their lives, many high school seniors don’t actually consider the wide expanse of options available to them.

Now, as tuition costs rise and the average college graduate sets out into the world with $27,000 of debt on average, high school seniors are taking a page out of their older friends’ and siblings’ books and thinking twice. Many students never actually complete the degrees they set out to because they have to drop out for health or financial reasons, they have to join the work force, or they choose to leave school for some other reason. Learning through work experience and other on-the-job training takes the place of the college classroom. A community ed or online course here and there supplements what people of all ages learn on their own.

However, even though freeform learning through work experience, trainings, and some college classes are enriching, fulfilling, and valuable, most jobs still require a bachelor’s degree. Is there no way to surmount the debt trap to get to the salary you deserve?

Yes, there is. If you are a lifelong learner without a bachelor’s degree, you have an option that doesn’t involve enrolling or taking out more student loans. You can get credit for the work – both inside and outside of the classroom – you have already done. Visit us at to learn more!