The final step is to identify the most suitable University/College to enrol. Take into consideration the following factors to ensure that you have made a solid decision:
- Public University or Private University:
If public university is your first choice, then your options after SPM are limited to 2 pre-U courses only: either STPM or Matriculation. If it is a private university instead, you will have more options for pre-U courses.
The pandemic has resulted in a severe economic crisis. Under such a circumstance, you may want to prioritize any Universities/Colleges that offer scholarships or bursaries.
Since online learning has become the new normal before and after SPM, distance is no longer an important consideration.
Although many similar courses are offered by different Universities/Colleges, which seem to be the same, in fact they are not, and can be differentiated by their experience or specialization. For example,
- Some Universities/Colleges may have already offered certain courses for decades whereas others have just started offering them;
- Some boutique Universities/Colleges that are specialized in a few areas only offer a few courses related to those areas, whereas others offer a huge variety of courses.
- Study and career pathway:
There are different types of pre-U courses available in the market. Although they all act like a stepping-stone towards the same destination, the pathways taken are different and that makes a lot of difference when it comes to matters such as duration of studies, total cost incurred, the variety of career opportunities, etc.
Hopefully the sharing above can help you make an informed decision about what to do after SPM. To find out more about our biometric assessment, our SKM programme, and study and career pathways, please contact us at 016-2286223