How to Jumpstart Your College Search

Don't delay your college search

It may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Making that initial move to start the college search process is the most crucial. Here are a few suggestions on how to do that.

For people who love going to new places:

Imagine where you want to live for four years. Imagine the city, the town, the surroundings, the neighborhood parks, the types of culture and people, and the scenery. Where would you see yourself happiest for four years? Is it somewhere you are familiar and comfortable with? Or maybe it’s somewhere altogether different. Traveling somewhere new is always exciting. Write down your ideal locations, and search for colleges in those places.

For people who are athletes, school activists and love extracurricular clubs:

Where can you continue doing the things you love? Many of us during high school find ourselves in some sort of niche, a comfortable environment to do the things we feel most passionate about. Whether it is a sports team, student government, community service groups, honor societies, math and science teams, school play and theater production, robotics team, religious gatherings, Model UN, speech and debate teams, or any other groups, many of us are defined by way more than academics. How would you like to continue doing these activities in college? You may be thrilled at opportunities to keep doing what you love and what you do best. You may also be itching to try something new. In any case, you have a horizon of opportunities in front of you, and the right college will allow you to continue to follow your passions.

For people who are uncertain or a bit scared:

Don’t be. College is exciting. What people say about college being the best four years of your life is true! There is so much to look forward to.

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