Mrs. Rana Brown
Choosing the Right College
The first thing to remember, when choosing the right college is that you need to pick a school that fits you, don’t try to be compatible with the school. There are many different things to consider when you start to look for colleges. Some factors that will play a huge part in the college you might attend are your GPA, your financial situation, the locations climate, how far you want to be away from home, and if you play a sport. These all will play a part on which school you choose, also will depend how tolerable to change you are.
The GPA you earn is high school is what will get you accepted into the college, also including your SAT and ACT scores. This is what lets colleges know how intelligent you are, and will either impress them and persuade them to accept you, or they will deny your application. What goes along with this factor is your current financial situation. This plays a part when it comes to the tuition of the school, and other expenses. You will need to plan ahead for book fees, room and board charges, and several other fees that are often over looked. There are some things you can do to help your total income of the school decrease, including applying for certain scholarships.
The next thing to take into consideration is if you are willing to be away from home. There are some people, like me, who would love to get far away from home and be completely responsible for yourself. On the other hand, there are others who would hate to leave their parents, or whoever is with them at home. If you do in fact decide to attend somewhere out of state, something that is not often considered is the possibility of an extreme change in climate. For me, I am from Las Vegas, Nevada and the temperatures can get up to 120 degrees, and now I am in La Junta, Colorado which will get much colder than what I was used too. I have been in the cold before, so I’m not too worried, but if...