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Tips for a high school student?

What are some tips that can help decide what colleges to apply to?

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Chirayu’s Answer

Here are some tips for high school students - Make sure you're doing your best in your classes and staying on top of your school work. Your academic performance can play a big role in your college applications. Participate in extracurricular activities and clubs that interest you. Colleges like to see well-rounded students who are involved in their communities. Use your high school years to explore your interests and passions. Take electives in subjects that you enjoy and look for opportunities to pursue your hobbies outside of school. Get to know your teachers, counselors, and other school staff who can provide guidance and support during the college application process. Start researching colleges early on to get an idea of what you're looking for in a school. Look at factors like location, size, programs, and cost. Attend college fairs and information sessions to learn more about different schools and to meet with admissions representatives. Visit colleges that you're interested in to get a feel for the campus and see if it's a good fit for you. Talk to current college students to get a sense of what life is like on campus and to learn about their experiences. Think about your long-term goals and what you want to get out of your college experience. Make sure the schools you're applying to align with your goals. Keep track of deadlines, application requirements, and other important information to ensure that you don't miss any key deadlines. Good luck!



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Vamshee’s Answer

There's no easy answer to the question "What college is best for a student?

Reflect on what's important, where you want to be, and who you want to become. With those answers, you can figure out what types of colleges will allow you to reach your goals.

Here are some aspects to consider:

- Location
-Distance from your home
- Majors and classes offered
-Housing Options
- Extracurricular activities
-Affordability
-Campus Atmosphere
-Size (Class/Campus)

Once you have a list of schools, it's time to do research to discover right college.

To learn more about the colleges you're considering, check out college guidebooks and the colleges' websites.
Write down your questions, and get answers by:

Talking to your school counselor or teachers.
Checking out colleges’ student blogs, if available.
Contacting college admissions officials.
Asking admissions officials to recommend current students or recent graduates to talk to.
Visiting college campuses,

There's no shortage of excellent schools to prepare you for your future. Once you compare the colleges that interest you, you can decide based on which suits you more, which affordable and which is overall best for you etc.

Hope this helps! Wish you all good luck in your endeavors.
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Nandini’s Answer

Hello Angela,

Before you think about what colleges to apply for, you need to identify where your interests lie in your future education:

1. What are you fields of interests? I would go back to a year or two and think about what still interests you. Whatever you choose for your college, you will be stuck studying that subject for a couple years - so I would pick something that you are genuinely interested in
2. Do you envision a future in that field - Take a reality check. Do you see yourself getting a job in your field of interest and supporting yourself and your family with that income?
3. Affordability - Are there good colleges that can offer your field of study with affordable tuition?
4. Talk to some of your teachers and guidance counselors. Sometimes, they see things that we don't and might have more options for you.

Once you know what you want to study, research and find out which colleges offer your chosen field of study. Then, narrow the list down based on your SAT scores, extra curriculars, location, tuition. Then you can start applying for these colleges.

Best of luck!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. This is a good question and may high students may have the same questions.
Below are my suggestions :
1. Firstly, you have to decide what careers you would like to do in the future. The careers you should have interest on. You can also seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
2. Identify the relevant subjects on these careers
3. Explore the colleges good at these subjects. You can refer to information of college review and ranking.
4. Find the entry criteria of the relevant subjects in these colleges. You have to work hard to ensure your academic result can meet the criteria
5. Attend information session of these subjects host by the colleges.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Aisha’s Answer

Hi,

This is an excellent question. Before you start your college search, you should have an idea of what you’re looking for. Basic things to consider include your grades, your test scores, location, major, and on-campus facilities and the specific requirements for admission. However, that’s just the beginning of it. If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend visiting some of the campuses of the schools that you're interested in . This may help you visualize whether or not you could really see yourself at that school. A campus visit is also a great opportunity to ask questions directly to school advisors.

Best Wishes..
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Alex’s Answer

Figuring out which school to go to is a very personal decision and depends on what's important to you. You can consider the distance from home, distance from your friends (and where they'll go to go), cost of the school, what's the weather like, do they have your intended major and what are their job placement services like following graduation.

Personally, I checked out the cafeteria food, dorms and activities in the area as well. Good luck on your selection!
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Dylan’s Answer

First try researching the top universities that favor your major, and then contacting alumni that attended your high school that attended that college or graduated from there. Secondly I would say to try visiting colleges that are within close proximity if you to get a gauge of the college environment. This is to test whether you like the small college sort of environment or the big city college type of feel. Lastly, would be to watch YouTube videos on colleges especially the videos that show's a students perspective which will always be honest. Good luck on your college search!
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Adrian’s Answer

First and foremost, establishing your long term goals can help set the path for you to follow going forward. One of the biggest factors when deciding on where to attend is money. If money is not an options, I would try to contact alumni about whether their respective college was good or not. When I was in high school, I attended many colleges visits to help me decide where I wanted to pursue my degree. If you can, I would do the same to see the different environments you want to be around. Good luck!
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