6 months ago
Admissions Advice

American Idol vs. College

In the fall of 2022, I plan to audition for American Idol (auditions are held in mid-August-early-September). This is also when I'm supposed to start college. Should I wait until the spring of 2023 to begin, or should I try to multi-task?

@McKellarr6 months ago

Depends. Is it confirmed that you are going on the show? How successful was your college admission season? Did you get lots of rejection and have to settle for your safety school? If so, respond and then I can answer.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Donovan_Little036 months ago

Sorry for the late response, @McKellarr. Yes, I am auditioning in the fall of 2022. I haven't applied to any colleges yet, since I am still a Junior (I'll be a Senior in the 2021-2022 school year).

@LUCIA6 months ago

I think you should multi task. Don't put college off for an entire year for a few auditions.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Donovan_Little036 months ago

Thank you for your input, @LUCIA. I thought the same thing, but I was worried about Hollywood Week and the showcase in Hawaii. Do you think admissions officers would recognize this? What would they say?

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6 months ago

I would say follow your passion! There is also nothing wrong with taking a gap year, people do it all the time. Focus on what seems most important to you and don't over work yourself.

6 months ago

take a gap year if ur financially available !!! its gonna look great on ur resume when u apply for college in fall 2022!


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