Choosing a College Guidance
Who is Professor A?
Choosing an undergraduate or
1) Where do I start?
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the basic characteristics of the schools you are considering.
2) Should I spend more than I can afford.
While there are many
positive aspects to attending a liberal arts college away from home,
the economic return for such an investment is often
negative. For many two years at home
is aa much better economic decesion.
I have been accepted at a good
school and am afraid I can't do the work.
to attend a school in which you are in the bottom half of the freshman class.
College is more than an academic experience
and competing against students that are more
academically oriented than you will deprive you of learning from these
While standardized test are not a good predictor of
success as measured by graduation, they do well predicting academic success.
If your SAT is 1,050 and the average at a school is
1200, you may succeed, but your grades and non academic experiences may be
4) Department A of State U has accepted my application and Department
B which offers my preferred major has rejected my application.
I really like State U. What should I do?
Answer Most students change majors or end up working in a
career field unrelated to their major. This said, attend Department A of State
work hard to maximize your cumulative grade point average, and
apply for a change of major to Department B.
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