Have a heart to heart with yourself & take time for plenty of introspection during the college search, especially early on. What do you want out of college? Set aside some hours to research and really think about your college plans. Do you prefer a school that has a small tight knit community or a large research institution that’s very school spirited? Are you interested in specific extracurricular activities? What campuses are recognized for the particular academic programs that excite you? This will really help you narrow down your college list and potentially introduce you to new colleges you’ve never even heard of.
You are going to live on your campus for 4 years, so you better like the atmosphere! For most students, going off to college marks the first time they’ve moved away from home. Making sure the college atmosphere is the right fit is important to increase the odds of your having a comfortable & happy experience. Do some research and find out what type of environment each college has and what the surrounding town setting is like. What do you like to do? Can you pursue those interests on that campus, in that town? Being in the right atmosphere makes all the difference in the world.
It’s important to fit in academically so you can be comfortable with the workload. Choose a college or university that offers your desired academic programs & rigor in multiple areas of study. Students usually test the waters at the college level, so you want to make sure there are myriad programs available that meet ALL your potential academic interests. Taking some time to research these things now can save you a lot of time and stress down the road.
We ask probing questions of our students to help them figure out what they want. Having consulted with hundreds of students, we know the right questions to ask to get you to think about your college plans. Deciding what you want out of your college experience can make your college search much easier and smoother. Through our one-on-one consultations, we can help you figure out what you want & match you up with colleges that make sense for you.
We know college campuses around the country. We spend a great deal of time travelling all around the country, visiting different college campuses and meeting with admissions reps. Our unique experiences with all sorts of schools allow us to assist you in an effective & broad college search. It’s our business to make sure you apply to schools that fit your needs.
Call us at (818) 207-0263 to schedule a one-on-one consultation and discuss your goals and needs for college.