Make the Final Selection
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It is recommended that you visit the colleges that you are applying to. You want
to know if each campus provides an environment and personality that you would like
to live in for four years of your life. Begin by exploring the college web sites
for dates and times of preview days, open houses, and campus tours. If none of these
times work for you, call the admissions office and set up a time to meet a representative
and take a tour. When talking with the representative, there are several
questions to ask during your campus visit.
College Comparison and Evaluation
Still having troubles deciding which college is a good match for you? Because you
may be looking at schools of different sizes, locations, and types, it can be difficult
to find the best one to suit your needs. Be sure that these common
myths about college selection don’t start to influence you. Try these
tools to help you compare each of the schools that you are interested in.
- After your college visits, track your comments and ratings on this college evaluation
- Compares three different colleges and universities
- Looks at location, type of school, campus and student life, admissions, and financial
Financial Aid Comparison
Financial aid awards very from school to school, and comparing them can be difficult.
Many times the college with the lowest tuition is not necessarily the least expensive
option. The sites listed below can help you to compare the costs of various colleges
and the financial aid offered by each institution. By finding your out-of-pocket
cost to each college, you can determine which schools are the best economic choices
- Click on the links in the left column for advice about what to enter in each field
- Enter your cost and aid information in the blank fields and click the calculate