Some students know which college they’re going to attend almost from the first day they step foot into kindergarten. For others, the decision is not as easy and sometimes the choices seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are ways to make it through the process without stressing out. Here are three points to consider to help students get started on the right path.
1. Be Realistic: Though it may sound exciting at first to fly off to a new place thousands of miles away from parents, you really must consider if you’ll like being that independent. Things like trips home for the holidays or visits by your family to attend a sporting event or play may be difficult if not impossible if you are a significant distance away.
2. Consider Your Personality: Every school has its own personality and the better you can match it to yours the more comfortable, and likely more successful, you’re going to be. For example, are you laid back? Attending a totally urban, big city school may be overwhelming. Are you easily bored? Going to a small town school may leave you climbing the walls (or even getting into trouble) on weekends. College Life is something that needs to be considered in your decision.
3. Consider the Physical Properties: Just as every school has its own personality, each one is laid out differently in a geographical sense. Find out how far you need to travel from class to class or dorm to class. Are you into walking or biking? You’ll probably do okay if campus is spread out. If not, maybe you’ll want to stick to a school that is limited to a few blocks for the main buildings.
As you can see, there are many important details beyond cost and curriculum to consider as you decide where to attend college. Break them down into bite size pieces like this, think about them seriously and you’ll be able to make a wise choice. And don’t be afraid to listen to what others are saying at college review sites on the Internet.
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