Some lawmakers in Washington are considering legislation which would require District of Columbia resident high school students to register for college, according to Fox News. Some lawmakers believe this would show if students would be able to navigate through the application process. This idea is ridiculous and would cost money and time which could be invested elsewhere. First, if a student is unable to navigate the application process, he or she should know enough to ask for help. Contacting the college in question or getting help from a teacher or councilor in school should be the first step. It is the responsibility of the school district and each Washington school to inform students that they have resources available if they have an issue.
If a student is unable to navigate through the application process for a college or university, are they really going to have a chance of making it in college?