So you’re probably anxiously waiting for SPM results day next week. If you’re wondering how to best spend your free time while waiting so you don’t go crazy from anticipation, why not do something productive?
Check out some of our suggestions below!
#1. Read up about the courses you’re interested in
You’re going to thank yourself for this. Although you may not know where you’ll be studying yet, there’s no harm in finding out more about the subjects you’ll potentially be studying. Not only will you be able to know what to expect from the course, but this will also help you decide whether or not the chosen course is suitable for you.
#2. Start researching colleges
Although you haven’t received your SPM results yet, you should begin scouting for suitable institutions and courses available, as this takes time. Not sure how to begin the process? Follow these steps:
- List down the types of industries or fields that you may be interested in. For example, engineering, medicine, business.
- Look online for colleges that provide pre-university courses that will suit your desired field of study. Compare the colleges with each other to see which one matches with your needs the most, e.g. affordable tuition fees, convenient location and scholarship opportunities.
- Shortlist the colleges that you think are suitable and feasible for you. Then make an appointment with an education advisor to help you make the final decision.
By researching early, you’ll be able to decide on which institution to enrol in as soon as you’ve received your results. This way, you won’t miss an intake and you might even get an early bird discount too!
#3. Get opinions from experienced family and friends
It can be tough to gauge the quality of potential colleges based on what you see online — so always get advice from someone who knows more. Now’s a good time to catch up with your older cousins or friends to understand their experiences from colleges you’re serious about. It’s as easy as dropping them a message on WhatsApp or you could even ask them out for coffee!
Be sure to ask specific questions like:
- Which programme did you enrol in?
- What did you think about the course?
- What did you think about the learning experience in class?
- How are the lecturers like? Are they experienced and helpful?
- What facilities do they have?
#4. Get organised
De-cluttering your desk and room is always a great idea when you’re about to begin a new chapter in life, especially if you’re planning to enrol in college right after collecting your SPM results (how exciting!). So use your free time to clear your desk and get rid of unwanted SPM study material or old textbooks to make space for your new college learning materials.
Make sure you also allocate a folder for all your certificates and important documents that might be important for your college or scholarship applications. This way, you won’t have to scramble around looking for them when you’re ready to register.
#5. Chat with EduAdvisor’s counsellors
If you’re still undecided about which course you want to study, that’s perfectly normal as figuring out your future is no easy feat. Remain calm and don’t lose hope. With guidance from our friendly education advisors, you’ll easily discover the right path that aligns with your needs and education goals.
Simply leave your details here and our advisors will be in touch in no time!
It can be nerve-wracking while you wait for your SPM results but planning ahead is worthwhile as you will know exactly what needs to be done once you’ve collected your results. Good luck!