If the idea of researching and learning about colleges feels like strolling a huge buffet table, you are right. So many choices — where do you begin?
We start the college search process not by looking at colleges, but by first looking at the student.
To design a list of colleges that match with student skills; interests; goals; social fit; affordability, we start with a thorough conversation:
Where does the student want to attend college?
How competitive an environment are they seeking?
How close to or far from home is the student comfortable attending college?
What kind of academic or pre-professional experience is the student seeking?
What are the student’s goals beyond college?
What is the appropriate social fit in which the student is likely to thrive?
What extracurricular involvements are important for the student?
Does the student have learning challenges that require a certain level of support?
What kind of campus “vibe” feels right for the student?
How does cost of college or merit award fit into the mix?