Personal Sources for Finding Colleges
Some of the best sources for uncovering a college that is perfect for you is from the people around you.
The easiest place to look for some ideas on where to attend college is to ask the people you know and respect where they went to college. When you talk to them about colleges, ask them about why they chose the college they attended, what they majored in, what they liked and disliked about the school, and whether if they were doing it all over again would they go to that same school.
So, who can you ask about colleges? We suggest talking to:
- Family Members — parents, aunts and uncles, older siblings, etc.
- Guidance Counselor
- Other Respected Adults — bosses, clients, neighbors
- Family Friends
At this stage in the process, all you are really seeking is some ideas of colleges that might be right for you, but remember that the right college is a personal choice — and while a college could have been a perfect fit for your mom or dad, it may or may not be for you too.
Need help with any of the terms described on this page? If so, find the answers in our High School College-Bound and College Planning Glossary.
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