March means its Acceptance Letter Season for high school seniors or transfer students trying to get into their top colleges. This also means that major decisions about the future is going to be made by many young adults. As many of them are probably asking, how do you choose a college?
Ask “Is College Right For Me?”
This has more than likely happened before applying to school, but it is always a good thing to review before making the big decision. Many people do not wish to go to college, which they have the right to choose. Other options are the military, trade schools, or into a job. The choice is really yours to make, so choose what is best for you.
The more schools you get into, the harder the decision is and you’re going to have to compare the schools. Think about what is important to you, for example: does it have your major, does it have the extracurricular you want, how much financial aid will it give you, and many more. Making the comparisons will help clarify exactly what you want and what schools has it. This is a tedious process, but a necessary one.
Talk To Your Family
Talk to whoever is going to be a major part of the process, like your parents. They will be able to provide insight and advice into making the decision. This is very important to do if they are going to help pay for college, because it’s an investment for them too. Also, they love you and want whats best for your future.
Trust Your Gut
I’m a major believer in trusting your gut, because the subconscious reaction to things can speak a lot louder than pros and cons lists. If you have a deep feeling that College A is the right fit over College B, then go for it. You know what is best for you more then anyone else, so do that.