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From campus to campus, colleges are completely different from each other. Since this will practically be your child’s home for the next four or more years, this will be one of the biggest decisions your child and you will make. So, how do you decide?
The first step is to talk to your child. If you are a college graduate or have experiences you want to share, this is the first big step. Talk to family members, friends, and encourage your child to do the same. But always remember, you and your child ultimately need to form your own views. This is why it is critical to do road trips early. Look at the environment, the students and all the features you feel are important for a successful college life.
There are many things to consider when visiting and picking the college that fits your student. Here are some:
· Type of University: public vs. private; two year vs. four year
· Location of University: City, country, by the beach
· Admissions criteria
· Academic programs and majors
· Student activities
· Campus Safety
· Campus Philosophy
· Cost/Financial Aid Availability
· Housing Options
· Size of Student Body
To broaden your search, meet with your High School Counselor to get information on college catalogues, guidebooks, college fairs, visitations from colleges to the High School and more. Here are some helpful websites to guide you:
All of the above can give you further insight as you plan your road trips. Good luck and happy travels.
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