The College Search- How to find the college that is right for you

I love this graphic as it is just the start to how 17-year olds can think about college. This month students are starting to investigate colleges to begin to determine what is important to them in their next educational adventure. This graphic comes from a New York Times article, “How to Choose a College” and I think it is a good read for both parents and students. The author presents s

ome of his suggestions of things to consider like the number of students from other countries (as a sign of an international environment) and the percentage of students who study abroad. The goal this month and the month to come is to really start to think about what is important to you, what you value in your education and how you can find a school that matches up with your priorities. Rest assured, many students change their priorities during the college process and we are adept at handing changes because all our students are still maturing and growing.

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What Juniors can do now to prepare for the college process

Commit to your classes. By now you have heard it dozens of times: Your junior year grades matter a lot. It is true. College admission personnel will focus on your performance in this year’s core academic classes. Your first semester is now behind you. How did you do? Are you proud of your effort and results? Set new goals for the second semester and plan a schedule that allows success. If you need a tutor for a difficult class, get one. If too many extracurricular commitments dragged down your grades, consider taking a break from one or more non-favorite activities. (more…)

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