• DEVELOPING THE COLLEGE LIST

    FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE INVOLVES:

    • Self-Reflection
      • Interests/aptitudes
      • Career goals
      • Academic strengths and weaknesses
      • GPA and standardized test scores
    • Weighing the options
      • Majors desired
      • States preferred
      • Size and setting preferred
      • Activities desired
      • Academic standards you can match
      • Costs your family can meet
    • Refining your list
      • Plan ahead (prepare questions to ask, research “the features” of each college)
      • Arrange an interview, if possible
      • Check out classes (sit in on one or several)
      • Explore all the facilities (dorms, athletic facilities, library, research areas, etc.)
      • Stay overnight
      • Talk to students on campus
      • Check out safety issues
      • “Do” the town
      • Review available materials from colleges (websites, virtual tours, view books, etc.)
      • Visit different types of campuses.  Attend campus tour days, open houses, financial aid workshops, etc.

    NEARBY CAMPUSES FOR BRIEF “TYPE” VISITS

    Click here for a list of different “types” of campuses within a few hours of home.  Visit after school, on weekends, or during school breaks to get a “feel” for the campus and students.  Go with friends or family, compare notes, and relate these types to your actual choice list. Or, maybe include some of these on your own college list!


    WEBSITES TO HELP YOU CREATE/DEVELOP YOUR COLLEGE LIST

Last Modified on September 12, 2019