How can you find colleges that match your needs? First, identify your priorities. Next, carefully research the characteristics of a range of schools. Finally, match the two. Here are some college characteristics you should consider.
It's not your parents' college search. Way back in the days of yore, high school students pored over college guidebooks the size of doorstops. They actually used the Post Office to communicate with admission offices, and painstakingly filled in their applications using a typewriter.
A productive visit depends upon your being able to schedule enough time to absorb something of each campus, especially if you are traveling a great distance and going to much time and expense in making the call.
Supplemental recommendations by adults who have had significant direct contact with the student. Letters from coaches or supervisors in long-term work or volunteer activities are valuable; however, recommendations from casual acquaintances or family friends, even if they are well known, are rarely given much weight.