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Identify the right schools to meet your academic, financial, and lifestyle goals
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So you are looking at Colleges...
What should you consider?
- Do you want to stay close to home or go farther away?
- Do you want to be in a particular state, city or general location?
- What type of climate do you want?
- What kind of geography, scenery, or landscape do you want? City or mountains or beach. Urban or rural?
2. School Culture
- What size school do you want to attend? Small (less than 500 students), Medium (between 5000 and 15,000 students) or Large (over 15,000 students)
- Are athletics important to you?
- Do you want a school with a lot of school pride and sporting events?
- CLubs and activities?
- Greek life?
- Diversity, community service, social life?
- What academic program(s) are you interested in?
- High level or academics?
- Do you want to enroll in an honors program?
- So you want to study abroad?
- What can you afford?
- Should you consider community college for the first 2 years?
- What financial aid packages are potentially available?
College Board - How to start planning for college in 11th grade
A planning checklist
A look Ahead - College Board: College Planning 12th grade Checklist