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SAQ’s – Those questions you should be asking about the college search May 16th, 2012 | No Comments

Here’s a list of questions I have been answering for the past few days…Those very questions you don’t know to ask when you are beginning you college search…

About the college search

  • How can I get my college search and selection done faster and better – and have some fun?
  • Does my guidance counselor really know me and have the time to work with me effectively?
  • When should I start really looking at colleges?
  • What are the parts of the search and selection process?
  • How important is it to plan?  Do I really need to treat this like a long term project, can’t I just complete the paperwork (that the guidance counselor gives me)?

About the right matches for you

  • What do I need to know best?
  • How do I learn best?
  • What type of programming/curriculum do different colleges offer?
  • Which scholarships are a good match for me?

About using resources during your search (people, websites, books)

  • Who should I be connecting with throughout this journey?
  • How much should I listen to others?
  • Should I listen to the media?
  • What’s the difference between a guidance counselor, a college advisor, and a coach?

About the admissions process

  • How can I guard against making bad choices?
  • Why can’t I wait until I am accepted to visit colleges?
  • I was wondering if interviewing really makes a difference to my application
  • What do I do if I’m rejected from everywhere I’ve applied?
  •  If I’m a good writer, won’t just one draft and a revision be sufficient for a great essay?
  • Do I need to prepare any information for the teachers that I am going to ask for letters of recommendation?

About your last year at home and thinking ahead to college

  • How do I want to spend my senior year in high school?  What can I do to make sure that happens?
  • How do I manage myself/time at college – workload, time management, social life, etc.?
 I’ll be sharing answers over the next few weeks.  If you have a question you want answered, write to me!

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