How To Pick The Right College

With the end of the school year in sight, many high school students – and their parents – are thinking about that next step of selecting a college. However, before you ever set foot on campus, there are a number of steps required in the process of selecting the right college.

First, it’s important to pick a school that’s right for you academically, not just socially. Colleges have different areas of emphasis. For example, one school might have excellent liberal arts courses, but not the computer science program you’re looking for.

Doing your research upfront and visiting schools beforehand is critical to making the right choice. Remember, too, that before you can apply, you need to take a college admission test – typically either the SAT or the ACT test – that are required by practically all schools. There are many books and courses that can prepare you for these.

So, by doing your homework upfront, your move into the world of higher education will be based on solid research, which gives you a better chance at making your college years both memorable and successful.

Content provided by Oakland University.


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