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Deciding Which College is Right for You
One of the biggest decision for high school students is to choose which college is right for them. It is very important especially if you are leaving home and staying at a dorm for the first time.
It is a good idea to start gathering information a couple of months before you make your decision. You can ask your high school counselors for any information and ideas regarding the top universities or colleges that you can choose. You can look for good universities abroad or look at traditional universities in the country.
You should consider the location of the university that you want to enter. If the university is in another state or very far from home, you should think of the cost of going home on holidays. If you are from a small town, you may want to go to a university that is located in the city. Location is an important thing to consider also.
Small universities or schools does not necessarily mean that you should ignore it or do not consider it. Small schools offer lots of individual attention to their students. These schools offer excellent education even though they are not that popular or well known.
Find the schools which prioritize and give programs on your areas of interest or the course you want to major in.
If you have the time and the money, you can list down the schools that you are considering and visit them throughout the school year to see what it's really like to be a student in that school. Some schools arrange tours and visits of the school grounds so you better look at this before you visit them. You can even sleep in one of their dorms if you want to stay for one night.
If your grades are not enough or you lack the money to enter college, you can first attend a community college. After you have saved some money and kept your grades high, you can then transfer to a four year college or university.