College process breakdown: Making your decision

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Morgan Grant, Reporter

Applying to college can be a daunting task, but there are many ways to make it easier. With help from current high school seniors, and tips from college admissions and guidance counselors, the process of applying to college can be a lot easier.

 

Committing to a college:

 

You have been long awaiting these acceptance letters. Now is the hard part: picking one of the schools to give your life savings to.

For students picking a school it can be challenging, especially if you have received multiple acceptance letters.

If that is the case, the next step is to rate the schools. Put them in order from your top to your least favorite based on your preferences of size, location, etc. Then organize any scholarships you may have received from the colleges.

Understand that your favorite college may not have given you a scholarship. If your school does not offer you a scholarship, you may also apply for scholarships from other sources, and by applying for financial aid/FAFSA.

If you did not get money from your favorite college, you have to ask yourself, are you still willing to go there? Is it worth all the money? Could another school that gave you a scholarship offer you just as much? Do you feel comfortable enough to live there?

“When it comes to making the final decision on where I will choose to go,” senior Sydney Reed said. “I definitely want one that is not too big, so it kind of feels like a family.”

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