Finding the Right School for You

Finding the Right School for You

Picking a college/university to attend is quite a daunting task. There are many variables to consider including price, location, and size. With the thousands of options available to high school students for post-secondary education, it is no wonder that students have a hard time finding the right school!

Below you will find an attachment for a worksheet that provides a series of questions to ask yourself before you begin your search. Print it out and use it as a guide when exploring your options for college. Once you have completed your answers to the worksheet use the online search engines to find schools that match your preferences.

Please be aware that some print sources are available and those are listed below as well. Most libraries and your school counselor may have some of these resources on hand. Please be sure to contact your counselor if needed, to help you select the right college.

Find your college worksheet This link will open in a new tab.

Online Resources for the College Search:

www.collegeboard.com This link will open in a new tab.
http://www.petersons.com/ This link will open in a new tab.
www.embark.com This link will open in a new tab.
www.gocollege.com This link will open in a new tab.
www.princetonreview.com This link will open in a new tab.
www.collegenet.com This link will open in a new tab.
www.collegeview.com (We’ll be back online in 2019.)

Print Sources:

The College Board College Handbook 2018 (College Handbook)
Author: College Board This link will open in a new tab.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 (Fiske Guide to Colleges)
Author: Edward Fiske This link will open in a new tab.
The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 2015: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 41st Edition
Author: Yale Daily News Staff This link will open in a new tab.
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
Author: Donald Asher

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