The college search process can be an intimidating one. In a previous post, some of our counselors shared some pieces of advice to help students find the best fit for them. Check out a few more thoughts from the rest of our staff!
The college selection process can be daunting. The more colleges you visit the better idea you will have about what it is that you are looking for. If you are not able to visit as many college campuses, check online as many colleges and universities offer a virtual tour. Also reach out to our students. They are always willing to talk about their school.
Visit several different types of colleges! Research and visit big, small, medium-sized, in-state and out-of-state, rural and urban campuses to get a better feel of what environment is going to be best for you! Ask a lot of questions during your visit!
Tell your kids to use their own email address on all college correspondence/applications. Oh yes, and remind them to check their email every couple days!
John Andrew Willis
Visit every college you are seriously interested in ideally during the fall or spring semester on a day class is in session. No amount of technology supplants the human element of “feeling” a college out in person.
Be diligent in your search for external scholarships and in your efforts to be competitive for institutional scholarships. Everything you do to assist your family in handling the financial component of the university experience will give you the flexibility to attend the school that is a best fit for you.