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How should I narrow down my college list?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've been working on my college list, but it's getting a bit out of hand. I'm not sure how to narrow it down and focus on the schools that are the best fit for me. Do you have any tips or advice on how to do this? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're being proactive about your college search. I've been through this process with my child, and I'm happy to share some tips on how to narrow down your list of colleges. First, have a clear understanding of your priorities, such as location, size, academic programs, campus culture, and financial aid availability. Try to identify your 'deal-breakers' and 'must-haves' to help you eliminate schools that don't meet these criteria. You might also want to visit a few campuses, either in-person or virtually, to get a sense of the environment and whether you can picture yourself there. Additionally, consider connecting with current students or alumni to get their perspectives on the schools you're interested in. Finally, make sure you have a good mix of reach, match, and safety schools to ensure you have options when decisions come in. Good luck with your college search!

10 months ago

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