Don't let the process of finding the right school intimidate you - all it takes is some good old-fashioned research! 

Here are a few things to think about as you begin to explore the information and opportunities presented on this site and beyond.  These items should be thought-provoking and will really help you get your college search started in the right direction.

  • Think about WHY you want to attend college:
    • what are the benefits?
    • why is a degree so important?
    • is it worth the expense?
  • Consider all types of post-secondary institutions and figure out which one best fits your needs:
    • four-year colleges or universities
    • community, technical, or junior colleges
  • Identify the RIGHT reasons to select a school:
    • Good reason: “The majors they offer will position me for the future career I'm considering.
    • Bad reason: “That’s where all of my friends are going.
  • Develop a list of school that you would like to visit and/or learn more about.
  • Investigate how you will finance your education.  The "sticker price" of a school is not always what it seems.  The more you are educated about your financing options, the better decisions you will make.