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It’s March and many of you have received acceptance letters. Some of these acceptances are to your dream school others fall on the list of safety. I personally don’t believe in the idea of a safety school (hint: go where you feel comfortable, apply where you are able to be accepted, all schools have the same fundamental elements instructors, books, classroom and at the end of a 2 or 4 years you get a degree.)

But, I digress.

Are you ready? How do you decide which school is right for?

I won’t pretend that I have the answer to that question, but I will offer some advice on how you can determine the right for YOU.

1. Does the school have your major?

2. Is the environment one that you will enjoy?

3. Can you commute if campus life isn’t for you?

4. How much does environment matter i.e., faith-based, co-ed, rural, city?

5. Campus size = class size. Are you comfortable being in class with 100 students or more. Would you feel better within a class with 40 students or less.

6. Do you have a car or access to reliable transportation?

7. Will you need to work?

8. Are you a big family activity personality or solo activity person?

9. Were you really popular in high school, does it matter if you go someplace where you don’t know anyone?

10. Are you and introvert or extrovert?

I don’t want this list to be extremely extensive, but these are a few key things to consider when deciding where you’ll spend the next couple of years. If you notice most questions are environmental. I happen to believe that happiness is very much determined by environment. If you still find yourself pondering or hitting a wall. Leave a question or comment at the end of this post and our college success team will get back to you.

Until then, enjoy your senior year in High School these truly are some of the best times of your life!

Cheers to your success!

Team yoU

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