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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The Pros and Cons of Attending Community College
Course SummaryBefore choosing a college, review this course written by an experienced guidance counselor to help you choose which colleges to apply for. These short video lessons will help you make an informed decision based on your educational goals.
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Our How to Choose a College guidance courses provide students with the information they need to make informed, life shaping decisions about their educational future. Each short, engaging video lesson addresses a distinct piece of school choice criteria and provides relevant knowledge and advice from experienced guidance counselors. Students are also given questions for self-assessment. No one college path is right for everyone, but the lessons in this course are designed to help you make the decisions for you.
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Higher education is an investment and we want to make sure you get the most for your money. Learn how to determine which type of college (2 year, public, private, etc.) is the best fit for your financial situation. Find out how to make a college decision that will reduce your student debt by learning about credit by exam, transfer credits, scholarships and financial aid and much more.
Just because a college has a high ranking doesn't make it the best fit for you. Learn what criteria to consider when finding a college that's right for you academically, including available fields of study, types of academic support services offered, and number of research opportunities.
Academics and affordability are top considerations, but it's also worth thinking about how a school fits your life and personality. Do you want to attend a college near your home? Are you looking for a large or small institution? Are you hoping to get involved with clubs or on-campus government? Learn how to find schools that offer what you want.
Once you've determined which colleges are right for you, you'll need to apply. This course offers advice for:
- Determining how many schools to apply to
- Meeting crucial application deadlines
- Understanding the Common Application
- Applying for scholarships and financial aid
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