|The College Search|
Variables to consider when choosing a college.
The following factors should be considered before beginning your college search. Your . . .
|interests, abilities, goals, expectations|
Students should review the course work, extracurricular activities, and/or community service which they have found most interesting throughout their high school years. Academic records, standardized testing, special awards, and feedback from teachers, coaches, club advisors, and other adults can help students assess strengths, weaknesses and interests. Information in the Career Center may be useful in considering personal and career goals. Students are encouraged to meet with their guidance counselors to explore all these factors.re all these factors.
|Factors to consider when choosing a college:|
|•||Type of institution – two- or four-year, co-ed or single sex|
|•||Geographic location – region, state, distance from home|
|•||Majors offered/curriculum – liberal arts, technical, business|
|•||Size of institution – small, medium, large, very large|
|•||Selectivity – Most competitive, moderately competitive, open|
|•||Cost – tuition, room and board, books, fees, travel, financial aid|
|•||Diversity – ethnicity, religion, international representation|
|•||Extracurricular activities – sports, entertainment, culture, religious, community service organizations|
|•||Housing – on/off campus, co-ed, single sex, special interest, size of room, meal plans, rules, roommates|
|•||Facilities – buildings, dormitories, libraries, athletic facilities, student unions, classrooms, lecture halls, stores, a laundry, handicapped accessibility|
|•||Specialized programs – programs and services for students who are learning disabled, physically challenged, or who have English as a second language|
|College Search Check List pdf|