Singer IU has declared that she will not be applying for college after she graduates from high school.
IU, who will be a high school senior in 2011, met with Sports Donga for an interview and stated, “I will not be applying to colleges next year. When I feel that I want to go, I will apply then.”
When asked about the reason for her decision, IU responded, “I will be a lot busier next year than I am now, so I haven’t even thought of preparing for my entrance exams yet. I’m planning to just focus on my promotions without thinking of college for now. I haven’t been able to study as much and I’m not at the skill level to enter college yet.”
The singer is enjoying her rise in popularity lately, with her comeback track, “Good Day,” sweeping the charts, and her appearance in KBS’s upcoming drama, “Dream High,” earning high anticipation. Despite her busy schedule, she’s been known to try to attend her classes as diligently as possible. She’s often seen taking taxis to school without her manager, and sometimes even appears on broadcast programs while still wearing her school uniform.
IU continued, “I want to just enjoy high school without relating it to college. I want to make memories with my friends and teachers.”
Last week, IU passed out rice cakes and drinks at her school in celebration of her win on the December 19th episode of “Inkigayo.”
She concluded, “When I’m just studying, it’s manageable. I studied hard until my second year in junior high, but even then, I was too young at the time to really call that studying. Currently, I’m more confident in my singing than my studying.”
Source: DongA via Nate, allkpop