1. Understand the Process and Set Priorities

2. Explore Your Interests

3. Investigate Colleges


Investigate Colleges

As you set priorities and explore your interests, investigate colleges that meet your personal and educational needs. Meet with your school counselor for more information about finding a college that fits you. Guides for finding specific information about colleges such as tuition costs, admission requirements and areas of study are available at bookstores and libraries. Popular guides include:

  • Princeton Review (Princeton)
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges (Edward Fiske)
  • The Insider's Guide to College (Yale Daily News)
Information is also available on the Internet:

PARENTS: Help your children during this important selection process. Work together to determine your needs and the needs of your child. Remember to start looking for colleges in the junior and senior years of high school, and start saving now.


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