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College and Career

College is a two-way street. Not only do colleges look at you as a prospective student, but you also should look at colleges to determine what’s important to you. So let’s start with you.

What you look for:

  • In-state or out
  • Large, medium, or small
  • Public or private
  • Urban or rural setting
  • Variety of majors to choose from
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Athletics
  • Scholarships and grants available
  • Visit more than one college
  • Compare colleges
  • Cost of attendance

Remember, selecting the right college is critical because you will spend four years of your life there.

Colleges look for:

  • Challenging course schedule
  • Grade point average
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Class rank
  • Application essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Extracurricular and community involvement

Every college admissions office has its own formula for determining the importance of each of these factors.

Choosing the right college for you is a matter of looking, searching, and then meeting required deadlines.

Always remember, there is no purpose higher than the call of God on your life. Make this decision a matter of prayer and you will enjoy the road to college!