There are a number of aspiring college students whose idea about the college experience is completely lopsided. Whether that be mismanaged social expectations, or even educational expectations, students everywhere go back and forth on what they want out of college. So much so that it is quite common for students to think they know what they want in a college, only to find that it’s really not that vital to them when they arrive on campus. Keeping an open mind through the college search process is imperative because it may lead way to otherwise unthought of experiences and potential. For example, a student who thinks they prefer a small school could flourish in a sizeable university. The same can be said for any student who doesn’t believe they may fit in at their dream school, regardless of that school’s qualities. It will take some first-hand experience at any college to truly understand whether or not you belong. The students, professors and even the college newspaper shed light on what a college is like. Work to ensure you understand as much as possible about the school, not just from a marketing flyer or online presentation, but from the way the school checks all of the boxes important to you. To learn how to establish those boxes appropriately, read on to the infographic embedded alongside this post.
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