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Sky is the limit - Your options after SPM

November 11, 2019

EasyUni Staff

After enduring 11 years in school life studies and numerous agonize exams.

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Meet Jane. She finally passed her SPM with flying colours. She can choose to further her studies to any college or university, be it in Malaysia or overseas.

Alternatively, she could just join the job market but without the right qualifications, climbing the corporate ladder may be difficult. However, she needs to make up her mind on what she wants to do next.

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Now the question is where does she go from here? Well, there are many options that a school leaver like Jane could choose from after her SPM or ‘O’ Level.

Even though she’s not really sure where she’s going yet but one thing very clear to her, she just does not want to go back to the rigid school time table and wearing the turquoise blue pinafore attending high school again. She is very certain that it’s time for her to grow up and live as an adult now.

Now, the most important part of being an adult is to make an adult decision, which must be practical and comprehensive. In order to do so, she must consider all factors deeply and critically before she makes her final decisions.

If you are in the same situation as Jane is, this is what you can do to ensure that you have all your bases covered.

1. Pre-U, Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or Professional Course?

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Firstly, you need to decide which level of education you want to pursue next.

In Jane’s case, even though she is keen to take her education to the next level but she had already decided that she does not want to pursue Form Six (which just means going back to regular school), therefore she can straightaway opt for Pre-University Programmes, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Programme, Semi-Professional, Professional, etc and skip Form Six.

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2. Choose the programme

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Now once she has decided on the level, she then needs to decide what course she wants to pursue. In most cases, this could probably be the most important decision that she has to make. This is probably the most critical decision amongst all.

Bear in mind that this decision will determine your career, ultimately your future! It does sound pretty intense because it is, the moment you decide what you want to be career-wise it’s hard to turn back, therefore you cannot afford to make any mistake. So do choose wisely.

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3. Search for the right university or college

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Once you already decided what you want to do, it only natural to start scouting for institutions, colleges or universities that offer courses whether private or government-owned or publicly.

Despite having so many to choose from, it’s actually all at your fingertips, especially with the Internet. But once you already pre-determined what you want to pursue, then everything else will fall into place.

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Well, that doesn’t sound so difficult, right? But only if you are able to decide what you really want or mature enough to make this critical decision by yourself.

When it comes to your future, you can never be too careful or even too sure of what you want to do, not to mention the external factors like the parents, teachers, relatives, friends and peers who are genuinely interested in your education prospects and will definitely inject some kind of influence in the decisions that you made.

Consider yourself very lucky if you have a group of people who love and care for you, and are constantly by your side guiding you all the way. Take this chance to always seek their advice especially from your parents.

You will definitely learn a lot from their knowledge and experiences, and it will guide you along while making your decision. If that still does not help, then you can always turn to EasyUni.

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4. Compare and apply!


EasyUni is an online portal that offers a platform for college and university applications for more than 30,000 courses and programmes from over 2000 colleges and universities across more than 20 countries.

Besides being one of the most comprehensive platforms for online application, it will also help you to determine your most crucial step, which is to determine the right course that best suits your personality and interest through their course recommender developed by experts in this area of study.

Now you could never go wrong with that, right?

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All you have to do is answer a badge of questions as honestly as possible and walla, it will tell you which course suits you best together with the institutions, colleges and universities that offered them. How easy is that?

EasyUni even allows you to search, compare and shortlist, rank the selection of colleges or universities, so they are able to give you a more complete picture of all options available. Once done, you can send in applications with a click of a button FREE OF CHARGE.

The best part is all these can be done in the comfort of your own home in your own sweet time. Don’t you think that the agony you went through waiting for your SPM results is torture enough? Why not let us guide you through while looking for answers to your future.

Nevertheless, it is always important to remember that the final decision is still your decision to make because you will be the one living it.


Yes, it is true that all the right information are available to you but whether you are equipped enough to make mature and critical decisions for yourself, that’s totally up to you. Yes, the world is ready for you and the sky is the limit!

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