Choosing a college that will be the right fit is very important. Since there are thousands of colleges to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your list. Here are a few things you can do to help whittle down your college list:
1. Make a Wish List
What do you expect from your college experience? Make a list that includes everything from location to possible majors to clubs and activities. Even if it is a small detail, write it down. This will help give you an idea of what you're looking for in a college.
2. Get Advice
Talk to your family, a college advisor, or your teachers. Ask them about their college experiences, and find out what advice they can give you. Ask them how they found their college and what that experience was like.
3. Research Online
Visiting a college's website is a great way to start to get a feel for what the college is like. Research the college online using your wish list as a guideline to see if the college fits your needs.
4. Subscribe for Information
Most colleges can provide you with the information needed to help make your decision. We've compiled detailed information about the colleges we tour, but you should also subscribe to each of the colleges you're interested in to receive information directly from them.
5. Visit the Colleges You're Interested In
By now, you should have a better idea of which colleges would be worth visiting. Take a look at the best time to visit the colleges you're interested in and then begin planning your college tours, keeping in mind the things you should look for during your visits.
All this information should help you get a better idea of what's important to you in a college and where you want to go. Don't limit yourself, and if you need more guidance feel free to contact us!