I need advice. (Don't worry, I'm asking "real" people, too! ) I am currently about to enter grade 11. I have chosen photojournalism as my future career (almost 100% sure of it, too!). While there are future options, the most immmediate decision (in the next 2 weeks) that I must make is whether or not to enter IB for my last 2 years of highschool. IB stands for the International Baccalaureate program, I'm sure if you google it you'll get way too much information. Basically, it's an accellerated course where in 50% of your classes you'll have finished first year of university by grade 12. Needless to say, its intense. The program has good rewards – guaranteed scholarships, early acceptance, skipping first year uni in some of the courses. Nice perks, overall. (Let's just try to not think about the other side – the fact that IB students have no life. I mean, they get all of May of grade 12 OFF so they can study for IB exams.) The only problem is that I'm not planning on getting a BSc or what have you... My plan is to go to Brooks Institute for General Photography studies - or RIT - (and get a BA of Fine Art) and then go to ICP for a year for studies in Photojournalism. My parents favour another course of action: Get a BA of (written) Journalism so that I have something to fall back on in case photojournalism doesn't pan out, and then take the Photojournalism course at ICP. The only thing I feel is that the Photojournalism course for ICP is for advanced photographers, with background, etc... which I don't have. So I guess I need thoughts and experiences from you guys to mull over. Any ideas or suggestions appreciated!