Choosing the right college can be both hopeful and stressed, with challenges and triumph. Deciding earlier can help you to ensure your experience with joy and satisfaction.
Once you know what the perfect college is for you, think about the specifics like a small or large college, departmental majors, honor programs, private or government college, ability to commute, campus safety, and scholarship opportunity.
Try a few of these things before going to college
• If possible visit the campuses of the college you are interested in independently. Have a self guided tour of the college. Transfer rates and drop out rates can be a tool in the final decision.
• Try to talk and chat with the students of the college, staff and faculty about the college, so that you can know about the true inner workings of the college.
• Try to ask questions about the college and just note it down, so that in future you do not get confused. Keep good notes this will help you to keep things clear and dialog fresh.
• Ask about the scholarship programs. The best approach is to ask financial aid for a breakdown of what is available.
• Visiting about the eateries on and around the campus is a good idea. If possible you should go around and visit the campus bookstore.
• Try to find out the campus security and safety. Check whether the campus has emergency alert system, the response time of campus police, whether the panic buttons are located in the campus or not.
• In the end, try to shape the college according to the information collected, especially if they all come in one category.
Factors to consider while deciding a college
1. Choosing between a private and government colleges, Government colleges are little less expensive than the private colleges.
2. Considering a quiet, secluded campus, ability to commute, should also be kept in mind because it’s not a matter of months it’s a matter of years. You should choose a college which is close to your place as you save time for your studies.
3. If you are going for a particular program just check for the following things: How old is the department? Are the professors dynamically involved in the field? The professor has the advanced degree to teach a particular course?
Scheduled tours show the most positive feature of the school, as its reason is to sell the school to the potential student. Being aware of comfort is a key component to a successful college career.
Originally posted 2009-07-17 23:16:02.