The average student will spend 6 years completing a college degree.
48% of students drop out or change schools in the first year.
The average cost of colleges continues to increase by 12% to 20% percent each year.
Set yourself a clear pathway to success with CollegeChoiceToday.
Asking the Right Questions and Avoiding Common Mistakes
You don’t need to know where you’re going to college today. But you will need to make some big decisions soon.
CollegeChoiceToday starts a dialogue with you and your family to help identify the criteria you’ll need to consider as you begin down the college selection path. We will help you work through many of the following considerations:
As you begin the college selection process, it doesn’t take much time to recognize the sheer number of potential schools you could choose. You can quickly cross potential schools off your list, however, by defining a target geographic area. Ask yourself how close you want to stay to home. Do you want to visit on weekends? Do you want to explore a different part of the country? Your coach at CollegeChoiceToday will explore these questions with you and your family to define a target geographic area.
When looking at college selection criteria, make sure to consider size as an important factor. Did you go to a small or large high school? Do you like living in big cities or small towns? Colleges come in all shapes and sizes, and the size of a university can greatly impact your overall college experience.
Have you determined how you will pay for college? Our coaches take all your budget constraints into consideration, and help you evaluate the true cost of college versus a school’s “sticker price.” For example, private schools have higher tuition rates than public schools, but they also provide help to students in the form of private scholarships. This is an area where CollegeChoiceToday’s expansive network of data and expertise can potentially save you thousands on college tuition.