You would be amazed by the number of decisions that you can make about college. Do you want to go to a college because it has a better program? Should you go to a school because it looks like it would be a fun place to party at? Well, there is a time when your college years will end and you will have to move on. Here are some tips to make the right decision before you make the wrong one.
First off, do not go to a college simply for social reasons. This could be anything from the fact that it is a known party school, your boyfriend is going there, your best friend is going to this college or any other reason. While each of these reasons is silly, you still cannot use them as a reason to decide which college is right for you. All of these decisions can affect the rest of your life. Once you make a decision, it will be difficult to change it.
Secondly, you should not got to a school simply because your parents like it. You need to feel at home at the school. You are going to be spending the better part of four years at this place. Going to a school that you do not even like makes about as much sense as having your teeth filled with concrete. There are plenty of other schools to choose from. If you want to study in a certain field and find that one school does not work out, use the College Boards website to find other schools with that major.
Lastly, do not go to the school that you can afford. If you love a school that is too expensive, you should go to it. While you may have a significant financial commitment down the road, you will be able to spend the money on something that you truly enjoyed over something that you wish you never remembered. Making smart decisions about college can save you from screwing up the rest of your life.