Is it possible to drop-out of "non-target" and work for 1-2 years to get into "target schools"?

Hey I was wondering if it's possible to dropout, make some money working as a tradesman and get accepted at top target universities?
Is there any certification that I can get to become a part of a bank while I'm dropping out?

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I would probably advise against doing this (if this is for undergrad), simply because these schools wont necessarily like you any more if you do drop out. When you apply these schools will just care about grades and SAT/ACT scores for the top Ivy's.

The other part to consider is that your learning becomes stale and you might have a tough time learning the material again. A lot of people who take gaps between education really see this struggle and it makes it all the more difficult to do well.

Simply put, no I wouldn't advise doing it.

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thanks for the info. what if the reason be "lack of funds or financial trouble?"


I think the best way would be to get great grades at non target and then transfer to target.


Just go to NYU man. Seems to be all the rage these days.


yeah, just easy to say that... especially when one's broke. i'll see what's ahead...


It happens rarely when someone drops out and joins the military (usually special forces) and then applies to top target universities and gets in. Comes up in the news sometimes.


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