Aside from passing the college boards, it’s also important to get into a college that’s “you.” You want a college that’ll motivate you to study and to succeed. The February newsletter briefly covered some tips on how to get into the college that best suits your personal, emotional, and academic needs. Passing the ACT or SAT exam is hard enough, imagine how hard it’ll get when you get into college and realize you hate the place, right?
You step on campus. You look around. You smell the air. Then you ask yourself, does this “feel” right? Do you like that tree by the building? Or does it disturb your inner vibrations? It may sound a bit crazy, but you know what I’m talking about!
Is this college a study school, or a party school? And what kind of school do you want to get into, an institute that focuses on academic performance or on frat parties? The article suggests you spend a weekend or a night on campus to see exactly how things go down.
Okay, this is a no brainer. You want to get into a school whose faculty is there for you. Imagine yourself needing to consult with your professor for your term paper and find that she or he is nowhere to be found. Bummer right? A college with unreachable staff and faculty is not worth going to.
The Casualty Rate
Wait, it’s not as scary as it sounds…well, not really. See how many students return after their freshman year. This gives you an idea as to how other students view the school you’re trying to get into.
These are the four points that are emphasized. Remember that a college is the stepping stone to your future career. You’re going to be there for at least four years; you should enjoy it.