Posted on April 29, 2010. Filed under: admissions advice, college admissions, College Advice, college applications, college choice, college cost, college counseling, college news, education | Tags: , , , , , |

There are lots of considerations in making your final college decision. The good news is that you have a choice! There are several variables to think about when determining where you will choose to attend.  Here are a few tips that may help you decide:

academic program

  • If you are not sure of your eventual major, it would be best to select a college that has many course choices and numerous opportunities.  It may suit you to “sample” some different classes to determine where you focus will eventually be

geographic location

  • How do you feel about being close to or further away from home?  What about climate? What about being near the coast? If you do decide to venture off, resist the temptation to go home for at least the first 3 to 4 months – Give yourself a chance to adapt to your new home

campus opportunities

  • What are the recreational facilities like?  Is this important to you?  What about clubs/organizations?  Religious affiliations?  Some campuses are filled with constant activity versus others that are quieter – keep this in mind.

social relationships

  • Remain open minded about meeting new people.  Your high school friends will remain so.  You should not decide where to attend college based on where your friends go.  College is an opportunity for you to broaden your horizons.


  • It is risky to decide where to attend if you have not visited the campus. You need to include the nearby college community along with the campus.  Each college and town has a personality that can only be learned with an actual visit

a family decision

  • Parents need to be included in discussions about your decision – but you should make the final choice.  It is your experience!


  • Take cost  into consideration.  Learn what financial packages are offered by your college choices. Talk to your parents about their financial boundaries.

before the decision

  • The hardest place to be is before the decision.  Once you make it, muster up school spirit and think positive. If you are confident about your choice and are willing to embrace the changes and education, you will be happy and successful.



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