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Choosing a college

By Bridgette Montgomery

High school seems like a major part of your life. It is, but it isn’t as major as college is to the people who plan on attending a college of their choice. Getting through high school, graduating, and applying for colleges or jobs are major steps in your life. Here are a few steps to gradually get ready for your life in college.

The first step is you have to pick the top colleges in your area of interest. Most people pick three colleges for which to apply. Choosing your top favorite colleges is very hard for many. So you have to do really close research into the colleges to know whether or not you are interested in visiting. Then when you finally find your research and know which colleges you most like and find your interest in, you can finally set up a date and time to visit the college campus.

Then, you have to choose a major of your choice. You can do the same thing as you did with picking the college. Pick your top three favorites.  After choosing those three, do some research on them all. Whichever one sounds the most interesting and eye catching to you, you should pick. Then when you go on your college visit, you can also set a date and time to meet up with a professor of the major of your choice.

There are also minors, so if you would like to pick some minors in addition to your major you definitely can. There are many people who go to college and just choose a major without thinking about it. Then later on they end up finding out they don’t have  as much interest in it as they originally thought. So they end up switching their major later on, which takes a good portion of your or your parent’s money. Switch up your major takes a lot of money, and it is a waste of time. Always put research in your major before you pick it.

Remember when you go to on your college visit to always ask as many questions as you can. Do not be shy! You should always know what you want to make sure the college you want to go to fits you right. You don’t want to get stuck at a college that you can not stand being at for four years or however long you are planning to go to college.

Choosing your college is always a big step in life.  After you finish off your college years and graduate, you can begin your life with the start of your search and gaining a good career to start your life off on your own. I wish you the best of luck with finding your college or career of interest!

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