Even though the Summer is here, it doesn’t mean that everyone has chose a college. If you’re still up in arms on who you want to go with, that’s fine, because you’re not alone. What you’re going to find out is that this is a process that you don’t want to rush, but instead take your time with. You don’t want to pick out a college and find out later that you just hate it!
Applying for a college is the worst part. Every college will have different deadlines, they have certain requirements, and it can take weeks before you even get any type of notification. If you’re the type that doesn’t like to wait around, you’re going to find that this process isn’t going to work that well for you.
I came up with some ideas and questions that you can potentially use when you’re looking to choose the perfect college. Since they are all different, ask yourself a few of these questions to get yourself on the right path.
Make a list of 5 colleges
Start by making a list of the 5 colleges that you want to attend. Even if its a community college on the list, that’s fine. Many people go this route and I highly recommend it because you’re going to save boat loads of money!
After you make this list, write down the pros and cons of each college. Why do you hate that particular college? Why do you like the other one? You may realize that there are more cons for one than pros narrowing it out.
How are the academics?
You’re going to want to make sure that you’re going to go to a school that is accredited. You’re going to find that there are “for-profit” schools out there that will be in it for the money, rather than your education. Places such as ITT, as well as others may not land you a job.
Another good step that you can take is simply by asking other business owners on what they think of particular degrees. You may find out that they frown upon online degrees, etc.
How do you feel about the school?
You know when people tell you to trust your gut? Well, this is something that you’re going to want to do with your college process as well. If you have a good feeling about it, you will want to highly consider it. Even if you have that, “ehh” feeling, you may want to consider something else. Trust me, I was much better off with the better feeling, rather than that odd feeling.
Money should be a factor as well
College isn’t cheap, I know that. Even if you’re getting college loans, you’re going to have to pay them back in the future. This is why its important that you know the numbers. Most colleges will place their numbers right on their website. This is a great way to save time from calling.
Money doesn’t have to be everything though, because sometimes you may get what you pay for. Just make sure that you consider this as a piece of your pie.
These are all questions and things you need to ask yourself. There are many pieces of the pie to make you happier. Take your time and lets hope that a great college finds you!