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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How to decide on which colleges to apply to?

Hey guys, I'm feeling a little bit stressed about choosing the right colleges to apply to. There are so many options and I don't want to regret my decisions later on. How did you guys narrow down your college list and decide which schools were the best fit for you? Thanks for any help!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel stressed about choosing the right colleges to apply to. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you narrow down your list and find the best fit for you:

1. Reflect on your priorities: Think about what's important to you in a college, such as location, size, academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and campus culture.

2. Research colleges: Use college search engines, guidebooks, and websites to learn more about different schools. Attend college fairs and info sessions, and talk to current students, alumni, or counselors.

3. Create a preliminary list: Make a list of around 20-30 colleges that meet your criteria. Include a mix of reach, match, and safety schools.

4. Visit campuses: If possible, visit some of the colleges on your list to get a feel for the campus and student life.

5. Narrow down your list: Based on your research, visits, and discussions, narrow down your list to around 8-12 colleges that you'd be happy to attend.

Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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