In today’s world, an education beyond a high school degree is important for future life success. But, depending on your goals, resources and abilities, college may not be the best or only option for you. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding your next move, and this decision is ultimately up to you. This section will walk you through the value of a college education, the importance of keeping it in perspective, and, most importantly, what to consider when finding your best college fit. There’s a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in!
The Value of a College Education
There’s a reason why millions of people in America are currently in pursuit of their college degree. You’ll not only grow intellectually but also personally and professionally. While there are clear advantages to attending college, where you go is not nearly as important as you (and everyone around you) may think. More on that later!
Before You Apply
It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it that counts. This is especially true during the college selection and application process. Before putting pen to paper (or more likely, fingertips to keyboard), take some time to read through this section to learn what’s important when thinking about this process, including having an honest discussion with yourself as to whether college is the best or only option for you.
Finding Your Best Fit
While you can get an excellent education at almost any college in the country, your success in school will likely depend more on the college environment as well as other social and emotional factors that aren’t often taken into consideration. This section will help you navigate the college selection process with an emphasis on finding the right fit for you – a place where you’ll feel connected and supported.