picking the right college

It’s May 1st! 3 Tips To Picking The Right College

3 Tips To Picking The Right College

To all you high school seniors with a stack of college acceptance letters – congratulations!  Today is the big day – decision day!  Here are 3 tips to picking the right college.

My First Choice Didn't Accept Me

Trust that things happen for a reason.  What made your first choice your first choice?  Are all your friends going there?  Is it a top-tier university?  Is it the location?  Sometimes the reason a college ranks first in your mind might not be the best reason.  Remember, the purpose of picking the right college is to get an education and training that leads to a career path.  Carefully review the other schools that said “welcome, we want YOU!”  Which ones have a curriculum that has a close match to your career goals?  Next, look at the demographics (location, size).  Finally, the overall “vibe” you picked up when you toured the campus.  Education is attained by a combination of effort and opportunity.

How Do I Pay For College

Ah, the money question!  This is as good a time as any to sit down with the folks financially responsible for you and find out who is paying for what.  You need to know if a college budget has been determined and how much of it will be borrowed, and how much is available in cash.  Studies have shown most American families say they cannot afford the cost of college.  According to a recent