Finding the Right Fit Sophomore Classroom Guidance Presentation Lani Advokat
Who Cares? • You are unique and college is expensive. It’s important to make sure that the personal and financial investment you make in college is in YOUR best interest.
Three Ways to Find the Fit • 1. NAVIANCE: Learn about the college survey and how to add colleges to your “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list. • 2. GOOGLE: Learn how to conduct your own college research by searching the internet. • 3. RESOURCES: Counselors, we are here to help you through this process!
A College is not JUST a College • There are many differences among colleges and universities • Not all majors are the same and equal…even if they have the same name! • Environment: Not all schools will be able to offer you the experience you wish to have.
Activity • What matters to YOU?
Location Small town – Big City Close to home – far from home Coastal – Plains – Mountains (Consider the weather)
School Size • Big open campus – Small campus • Large lecture style classes vs. small seminar style
Majors/Programs • Do they offer a variety of majors you are interested in? • Do they have programs that appeal to you? • Study Abroad • Internship opportunities
Financial • What is the cost of tuition? • Are there scholarship opportunities? • Expense of room and board?
Start SearchingNaviance Advanced College Search https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/colleges/search Super Match College Search https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/colleges/supermatch
Google • Look up lists of colleges in locations you are interested in • For example: California colleges www.google.com
Counselors! • Still have questions about finding the right fit? We are here to help!