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What college would you like to go to?

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Jean’s Answer

Hi Kinze!

When I was "young" I really wanted to go out-of-state and away from home...but my family definitely couldn't afford to spend that kind of money. I ended up going to an in-state school, which at first I wasn't too excited about but, once I got there, I ended up loving it - I met new people, learned wonderful life lessons, and leveraged the education to help me on my life's journey.

If I was choosing a school for myself TODAY...I'd definitely look at in-state schools and out of state schools, both public and private. I'd try to find schools that had programs I was interested in. I'd definitely look into available merit scholarships and financial aid, as I learned when my kids attended college, there's a lot more out there than you might think!

Don't limit yourself...and make the most of wherever you end up! Volunteer, join clubs, meet new people, get a fun job...it's a great time in your lift, make the most of it!

Good Luck!!!!!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. It really subjects to the careers you have interest. Different careers have different relevant subjects in the college. Different college have different strength on different subjects.
Below are my suggestions :
1. Think about what you have interest, e.g. your hobbies, favourite subjects, etc.
E.g. If you like music, would you like to be a singer, musician, musical artist, music producer, music composer, etc.
If you have interest in maths, would you like to be an accountant, banker, financial analyst, engineer, maths teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers and determine what you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents , etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you would like to pursue. The relevant subjects will be the major and minor you target in the college
5. Explore the college review on these subjects and find out the entry criteria
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Kinzie !

That's a very good question and one that is retrospective for me and delightful to remember !

The idea of college life entered my mind when I was a sophomore in high school. I liked high school and I liked seeing my sister and mother being students and I so much wanted that too. I would read their textbooks and think about what my life would be like as a college student. It seemed special and progressive, important and an opportunity to not only learn, but to also express myself.

At the beginning, I was sure that I would attend the State University of New York at Albany. Than the next year, I was enthralled with the idea of going to Pepperdine University which I applied to, was accepted, but did not go there. I even thought about U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. But my desire to relocate cross country had a few changes in store for me and I ended up being blessed with going to a school that I never considered and knew nothing about : California State University, Sacramento. It was a perfect fit.

I had to go to college in the place where I ended up getting a housing opportunity. I was eager to just be a student and the name or fame of the school didn't matter to me after all that because I saw how wonderful CSUS was !

So sometimes, as with me, outside things influence where you end up going to school. I had a general idea that just being in college and getting a college degree was what I wanted, so I was able to adjust and looked at it as an adventure.

If I were to go for a post graduate degree, my two college choices would be Marist College or Vassar College.

My advice is to explore college campuses now. Get a feel for a few and see how they impress you. It's easier if you plan to stay in the town or city you are currently in, but relocating far away takes as much foresight and planning as you can possibly do and sometimes things even change with that. Thinking back to those days does put a smile upon my face and will always be good memories to cherish.

Best wishes to you in selecting a college experience that you will have good memories of in the future !
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Shelia’s Answer

Choosing a college can be a big decision, and there are many factors to consider. Here are some friendly suggestions to help guide your choice:

1. If you're worried about the cost of college, consider in-state colleges as they often have lower tuition fees.
2. Make sure the college you're interested in offers the major you want to study. This way, you can pursue the degree you desire.
3. If you're thinking about living on campus, look for colleges that offer affordable housing and meal plans.
4. If commuting is more your style, local community colleges are a great option for your first year. They're usually closer to home, so you won't have to travel too far. Plus, you can always transfer to a larger college later on, as long as they accept your credits.
5. If you're a football fan, look for colleges with a football program that ticks most of your boxes.
6. If making new friends is important to you, consider the recreational activities offered by the college. They can be a great way to meet new people and expand your social circle.
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