Consider this advice for first-timers:
(Even great students occasionally need a nudge)
- Sit down and discuss college plans together
- Research different types of colleges and universities
- Talk to currents students from colleges of interest
- Explore websites of colleges of interest
- Plan to visit multiple campuses
Points to Consider:
Size and Location: How many undergraduates? Urban, suburban, or rural? Close to a big city?
Type of School: Public or private? Major research university? Religiously affiliated? Liberal arts college?
Academic Programs: Does this school offer a major that I am interested in? Do I apply directly into a major, program, college or school?
Faculty: What is the student-to-faculty ratio? Average class size? Are faculty accessible outside of class?
Research: What opportunities are there to participate in research? (is that important to me?)
Student life: What kind of clubs are available? What traditions and activities are most important to the student body?
Housing and Dining: How are the dining halls? Is housing in dorms guaranteed or required? What living arrangements are available?
Career Outcomes: How does this school prepare me to achieve my professional goals? Is there an internship program?
Questions? Let’s chat!
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