- Wendy Williams
May 1st is right around the corner!
If you are a current senior, you might be in the season of making a decision. With only a few days left in April, this week may be heavy on your shoulders as you process your college decision options. Choosing a college can be a big decision, and it's essential to take the time to consider your options carefully. Here are some steps you can take to make an informed decision:
First, go back to the beginning of your admissions season. Write down the college criteria you felt were important when inquiring about college locations, majors, community, and costs. Then, review those criteria and see if these points are still vital to you.
Second, go online and revisit their websites and take another virtual tour (assuming you have done that already and possibly toured the campus!) What do you recall from your visit that you enjoyed? Could you see yourself in the community? What are activities that you would be involved in your first semester? Is it too far from home? Academically, does the college have your desired major? Is it cost-effective for you?
Finally, have you contacted students on campus actively involved in the community, academics, and college culture? As a high school senior, you must go through your past year or two of admissions and evaluate why you chose to apply to the colleges on your list.
Now that you have options from the college side of the desk write a pro and con list, and talk to others as you decide on your next educational journey. Williams Educational Consultants suggests that you take these next few days to evaluate your future and remember to think about one semester at a time, not the next four years of your life!
Williams Educational Consultants offers college admissions consulting for families across the nation. Do you need help with your decision-making?