Recipe for Success in the College Search . . .
05/05/11 05:52:26 AM
Advice to the Class of 2012 from the Class of 2011
- Don’t pick a college only on how much fun it is.
- If you visit and you generally feel you would love it there, go with your gut.
- Consider a wide variety of colleges.
- Research everything.
- Maybe a community college is a good place to start.
- Try not to stress out too much and go where you love .
- It isn’t all about the academics.
- Visit many schools.
- Chill out and don’t stress out about it–you will find the right school no matter what.
- Be open to all colleges.
- Remember–this can be very stressful and so much will be thrown at you, but go where suits you best and makes you happy.
- Look at schools with different selectivity ratings .
- Divide your schools based on size, type of institution, etc., and narrow the list down. Apply to a reasonable number of schools.
- Stay organized.
- Do not procrastinate!
- Don’t waste time applying to a college you don’t really want to go to.
- Don’t just pick a college because your friends are going there.
- Don’t follow the crowd–go to the school that is best for you.
- Don’t give up on a college because you think you won’t get in or can’t afford it.