You should have completed your list of colleges that you would like to attend. Your college list should include a profile of college costs, admission requirements, and study programs.
There are three categories schools that should be listed:
2-3 schools that you could definitely get in
4-5 schools that you could probably get in
7-8 schools that you would like to get in
If the application submission costs for 16 or more schools is too high, narrow your search to 3-3-3.
Understand Types of Schools:
generally smaller in size. They offer 4-year degree programs (BA and BS) and many 2-year Associate degrees.
larger institutions with specialized degrees in business, engineering, pre-med, etc. They offer 2-year, 4-year, and many graduate and professional degrees.
Community / Junior Colleges:
a small college offering 2-year Associate degrees. Many students attend local community colleges with the intent to transfer to a larger institution to further their education.
offered by small and large accredited universities. Programs are offered online with potentially some campus visit during the online course.
Vocational / Career Schools:
specialized schools of training for specialized trade jobs such as mechanics, computer technicians, medical assistants, etc. Programs may vary requiring only a few weeks to complete while others may require a year or more. Upon completion, graduates will receive a license, certificate or an Associate Degree.
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