If you’re a junior or senior in high school, one of your goals is likely to find the right college. If you’ve started looking, you know there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there. It’s like looking at a mountain you have no idea how to climb.
If that sounds like you, you’re not alone.
Most high school students don’t know how to research colleges or where to find the best college information. In fact, they often don’t even know what to look for. All understandable, as no one actually teaches you how to research colleges.
What You’ll Learn in this Post
My goal for this post is to show you how to research colleges so you can find schools that are right for you. I’ll help you identify the information you need and then I’ll show you exactly how and where to find it.
To start, I’m assuming you have a list of colleges you want to research. If you need help creating a list, click here for my post on How to Find Colleges – Starting the College Search
Okay, let’s get started.
Researching colleges is really a two-step process.
Step 1: Identifying what you want in a college – This will guide your research.
Step 2: Finding out whether a college has what you want – This is where you actually do your research.
Below is a process that will help you identify your college needs and show you resources that will make your research productive and fast.