Tops Tips to Help Students Choose the Right College

Are you tired of grown-ups asking you where you plan on going to college? The fact is that you have to ask yourself that question so you know where to apply. How can you choose the right school for you? Here are some tips:

  • Determine what is most important to you – Different institutions have different things to offer. Find the schools that have programs that fit in with your preferences.
  • Check tuition fees and aid opportunities – Some schools are more affordable than others. On the other hand, you may get better aid opportunities from a more expensive school, so don’t go by tuition fees alone.
  • Try before you buy – Be sure to travel to the schools that are your favorites. Taking a tour and meeting some of the faculty will help give you a better feel for how the university operates.
  • Have an end game – The goal is to get into a good job, so see what placement rates are for the school and if they have any connections with companies you are interested in working for.

College Admissions Planning in Southern California

College Planning Source can help you to plan ahead financially and for college admissions. Keep an eye on our blog for more great tips each week, and don’t forget to try one of our upcoming workshops. You can also get in touch with us by calling 858.676.0700 or by submitting the online contact form.

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