Terrence, I agree with Alwyn; there are many colleges and universities to choose from. I would say that the university/college experience is about a lot more than just the classes and with that in mind, things to consider may be whether you want a residential school-one that you live on campus or nearby or if you will be commuting, the geographical location of the school-is it important to be close to home or is this the opportunity you have been waiting for to live in a new part of the country, the size of the school-larger schools may offer more classes with larger class sizes and more variety yet smaller schools may offer more classes taught by professors who are accessible for help outside of class, is the cost of the school a factor, will you be looking into financial assistance or grants. If there is a college counselor available at your high school then connect with them. If you have additional resources then it could be very beneficial to hire a consultant who can guide you in a direction that makes sense for you. Lastly, there are some terrific books available that can help with narrowing down the number of schools you apply to and walk you through the selection process. Remember too that if the first school is not a good fit then consider transferring. I know plenty of kids who have transferred, and it has been a blessing in disguise. Enjoy the process as this is a very exciting time in your life.
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