Deciding on a college is a huge decision whether you are a high school senior, looking to transfer, or applying to graduate school. It’s important to know you’ve made the best choice before you commit to an institution. I’ve outlined a simple checklist to make sure you are getting the most out of your college search!
I cannot say this one enough!! Visit campus! Take advantage of a personal visit or group visit on campus OR both! The best way to know if a college is a good fit for you is by being on campus and interacting with those who you will be in community with for the next few years. You will meet staff, students and professors while getting a feel for campus life.
Get to know your admissions counselor!
Your admissions counselor is your #1 fan and a huge asset to you throughout the college decision process. Don’t take for granted their wealth of information and connections across campus! They want to help get you connected with all the right people, so take some time to get to know them and listen to what they have to share. This will make the transition so much smoother for you!
Talk with Financial Aid
Financial aid can be a big deciding factor in your college decision. Make sure you are asking about all of the opportunities for aid and taking advantage of them! A financial aid counselor can help you set yourself up for success and help you know what to expect early on in the process.
Sit in on a class
Whether on campus or virtually, ask if you can sit in on a class in your major! This is a great way to dive into the college experience and see what it would really be like as a student on campus! It also gives you another great opportunity to connect with professors and other students!
There are so many great things you can do to help determine the right fit for college, but these are some of the best ways to get started as you are making your decision! At Southern Wesleyan University we want to help you as you are searching for the right fit. Contact our admissions office at or 864-644-5550 to get connected with a personal admissions counselor!