Essential Resources For Your College Search

JUNIORS, by now you’re into college search mode. Are you taking advantage of these resources?

COLLEGE FAIRS: College fairs are a great way to start your search.  You’ll have the chance to get exposed to a large number of colleges and universities all in one place and meet admissions reps from a long list of schools.

COLLEGE GUIDES: College guides offer an easy way to review and compare basic facts such as GPA, SAT and ACT ranges, course requirements, tuition, study body demographics and feedback from students.

COLLEGE WEBSITES: College websites provide detailed info about a school’s student body, required curriculum, courses of study, tuition and financial aid, housing and extracurriculars. You’ll also find online photo galleries and virtual tours.

ONLINE PLATFORMS: Online search platforms such as NAVIANCE, SCOIR and MaiaLearning are accessible to students in subscribing high schools. These tools present admissions outcomes for graduates from the same high school, allowing current students the opportunity to compare their credentials (GPA and test scores) with those of previous applicants.

Although each of these resources are helpful, students should not rely exclusively on only  one. Using a combination of the above will lead to a thorough search and an appropriate balanced list of schools to which to apply.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Bound To Organize, Define Your Choices, Researching Schools and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s