Frequently Asked Questions — Choosing
Questions about Choosing a College
- How do I decide which schools I might want to attend?
- Are there any Web sites or tutorials that can assist a student in locating information regarding a specific school?
- How do I determine if the school is really right for me?
- I would really like to actually see what amenities several campuses have to offer prospective students before I make a decision, but I can't afford to actually travel to those locations. Do you have any suggestions?
Many things determine which college or university a student decides to attend. You should think about what you want to study, what the costs will be, the quality of the education the school offers, where the school is located, how large the school is, and even whether you feel comfortable on the campus. It's important to think about many characteristics when you consider which school you want to attend. Talk to your high school counselor, visit AIE's Find Your College Match page, and learn all you can about a school before you apply.
There are many Web sites and publications in your local library that can assist you with your college search. Visit AIE's Find Your College Match page for information that can help you find the school that is right for you.
After you've narrowed down the schools you are looking at, you should determine if they meet your requirements. There is a checklist available at the CollegeForTexans Web site that will help you stay focused on which is the right school for you.
I would really like to actually see what amenities several campuses have to offer prospective students before I make a decision, but I can't afford to actually travel to those locations. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes. The majority of universities and colleges offer virtual tours on their Web sites that allow you to view many locations around the campuses without any out-of-pocket expense to you. If you don't have Internet access at your home, try visiting the local library and using an Internet search engine such as Google or Yahoo to locate the school(s) that you are interested in attending. You should then be able to do a search on the institution's Web site to locate a virtual tour of the campus(s) where you can see many of the school's facilities, dormitories, grounds and various attractions that the school(s) has to offer its students.Back to top
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