May 1 is National College Decision Day, and it’s swiftly approaching. Here are five tips to help you make your final selection a bit easier.
REVIEW YOUR LIST
In the beginning of your college application process, you were attracted to certain schools for particular reasons. Review your list of schools to see if these reasons still hold true and if they’re as important now as they were when you initially applied. Has anything changed? Which institutions still meet your criteria?
If at all possible, visit the schools you’re considering; even if you’ve already visited the campus, visit again. (If an in-person visit isn’t feasible, take a virtual tour online.) Eat in the dining hall, sit in on a few classes, attend an event on campus, and spend a night in a dormitory or residence hall, preferably rooming with a current student. Many institutions offer specific programs and events for admitted students to take advantage of. Not only are these additional ways to learn more about the college, it’s also a chance for you to see if you can envision yourself as a member of the next incoming class.
Take into consideration finances, academics, and social/environmental factors …read more