Choosing a college is a huge deal. Here are some great resources to guide you in your decision.
All about College
– Find the college directory with links to college and university homepages from around the world. In addition, a directory to graduate schools, testing resources, financial air resources, research tools and a college chat area
-Is a college search portal designed to be the most user-friendly, interactive resource for college bound students starting their college search process.
Choosing a College
-You can find links and articles that will help you find the college whose size, reputation, location and programs match your personality, skills, and interest.
College Admission Info
-Gives helpful tips on college selection and picking the best university for your future studies.
–You choose a college by exploring your interests. You will find information in regards to campus life, college visits, majors, and college costs and financial aid.
– This link helps you match a college according to the type of school you would like to attend; the setting, size, public or private and a two or four year college.
National Center for Education Statistics – Find the right college for you by entering the name or part of the name of the college you are searching, the state, major, degree, etc. This link will provide you with the college’s website, and other important information including fees, admissions and other.
SR Education Group -
Educational decisions are among the most important you can make. They’re also among the most difficult. SR adds transparency to this important decision-making process by offering accessible, comprehensive education sites.
The College Board -You will find here articles about pros and cons of big and small schools.
Which Application to Use
-Advances in digital technology have created competition for the Common Application, the pioneer of the one-app-fits-all concept, and so the ways to apply to college have multiplied in the last few years. In this New York Times article you will find guidance through the various applications, what they are for and how to apply. For example, there’s the upstart Universal College Application, similar in format to the Common Application, and portals like Xap, Embark and ConnectEdu, which make it easier to use a college’s own application.
Sometimes books can be the best way to navigate a specific topic. Here are a few to help you with college selection.