What is the ‘right’ way to select a college? Is it going down the traditional roads and heading to the parents’ alma mater? Or deciding on a university solely based on their social media presence and student testimonials? Aspiring college students should prioritize selecting a college based on their own personal needs rather than surface level qualities. As this is a decision that will have a sizeable impact on the trajectory of their lives in the future, it requires some time to consider which school is right. Emphasizing the following questions as you begin your search will help identify which schools meet the baseline requirements to attend: Will you be able to afford the cost of the school? What financial aid options are available to meet those costs? Do you prefer an in-state or out-of-state school? Would you prefer a large student body size? Or a small one? Prioritizing these large, overarching questions can help lead to a more refined list of potential schools in the early stages of the researching process. To learn more about the ways in which you can ensure you’re selecting the right college for your future, read on to the resource accompanying this post.
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