Choosing the Right College

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

Aside from the holidays, it is starting to be the time of the year that high schoolers choose a college. The whole process can be very intimidating. There is a lot of pressure to choose the “right” college. How do you know which one to go with? What happens if you choose wrong?

 

Choosing the right school the first time can save you some trouble later. One of the first things you should think about to narrow your search, is to ensure that the school has what you want to study. Another thing to think about is where the school is in proximity to where you currently live. Sometimes people choose to move away for school, others commute. If you do choose to live on campus, a very important thing to keep in mind is which school feels like home. The means which school has the atmosphere, people, and resources you know you will thrive on.

 

Know that even if you do end up feeling like you chose wrong, you can always transfer to another school. It is a very common thing for students, up to 1/3 of undergrads transfer at least once. If you find yourself feeling that you would be a better fit somewhere else, whether it is socially or financially, you have the right to switch. Sometimes, the school does not have anything to do with it. People may find they want to change their major, and their school does not offer what they need anymore. You cannot be afraid to take a leap and do what you think is best for yourself.

 

College can be intimidating, but if you educate yourself before you make a decision, you will end up succeeding.

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