Last year, IVE‘s Wonyoung joined a list of a few other K-Pop idols who opted out of taking their college entrance exams (CSATs) after completing high school. Other notable idols that made this decision include BTS‘s Jungkook, IU, and Bae Suzy, all of whom inarguably went on to have incredibly successful careers.
The Korean CSATs, better known as “su-neung,” are not mandatory for one to take. A person can opt out of the exam, though it is a somewhat risky decision, since the SATs are a must-have to enter college. Sometimes, students will even retake the entrance exams the following year after high school graduation to get into certain schools or courses.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for Wonyoung, as it was recently announced that she will be opting out of the college entrance exams for the second consecutive year.
With IVE in the middle of preparing for their upcoming comeback — the album I’VE MINE, which is set to release on October 13 — Wonyoung has decided to focus all of her energy and attention on the group’s new music release rather than participate in the CSATs (which will be held on November 16).
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It was also reported that she plans to turn her attention back to her academic career when there’s a more suitable time for her to do so.
In the meantime, make sure not to miss IVE’s new album, I’VE MINE, when it comes out on October 13!