by Alyson Chavez
As the spring semester is coming to end, college decisions are finally being sent out. Once you get accepted it can be very difficult to narrow down your options. How do you pick a college? Location? Scholarship money? Internship availability? Below are some helpful websites that can assist you in choosing your college!
First and foremost, the most reliable information regarding your possible college will be your college’s personal website. Take some time to go through the website and look at what that specific college has to offer. Typically you will find different pages on your college’s website that can assist you with financial aid, general admission, internship information, FAQ’s, and more. Once you looked at all of your possible future college websites, narrow your choices down to your top two choices. After you have narrowed down your choices, make sure you book a college tour (if you can’t personally visit the college try to look for a virtual tour online--most colleges have them!) and make sure to keep in contact with your counselor (they will be able to assist you with further questions regarding your admission, financial aid, and any other questions you may have).
Below are a few websites that can further assist you in your college decision.
College Prowler: College Reviews by Students for Students:
College Prowler has students who attend universities write reviews about their college. They cover topics such as location and safety, campus dining and housing, academics and local atmosphere and Greek life. Personally, I have found this website very helpful because it gives reviews from the students perspective.
College Board can give you quick facts about your college. You can find general information about your future university that includes: transfer statistics, costs, acceptance rates and more!
Federal Aid Student:
Money can easily be a big deciding factor when it comes to choosing a future university. While most colleges are able to offer financial aid packages, some don’t have the luxury. If you and your family qualify, make sure you fill out your FAFSA as soon as possible. Many students are able to obtain money to help with their tuition bill. Remember, no amount of money is too small!
Ultimately, the final decision is yours. The college you transfer to will be your home for the next two years! While these websites are proven to be very helpful, most students have a “gut feeling” about a specific college choice--follow it!
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