Straight to College After High School?
What's the Hurry? Taking Time Off Before College
There is a common misconception out there that high school students have to rush straight off to college and earn their degree in four years. While this is the path that many people take, it's not always the right move for everyone.
There are, however, some benefits to going straight to college from high school. It's difficult for many people to get back into "school mode" once they've been out of it for six months. If you're the type that likes finish a job once you've started it, then perhaps taking time off from pursuing your educational goals is not the best move for you.
Ultimately, it's a personal decision that no one but you can make. The safest move might be to try a semester of college and see what doors it opens for you, and what new interests might develop!