January 2nd, 2013

Take Your Pick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. After being accepted to the colleges that you applied to, the last grueling step is to choose which one you would like to attend. If you have applied to any colleges early, then you may already know that some decisions have been released. Hopefully, you have been admitted to the college of your dreams and all the work you have done in high school will be worthwhile. Choose the college that will best fit your aspirations and desires—for this is where you will begin the next chapter of your life.

Although you may have been accepted to several colleges, you can only choose one. That one college you choose will be your future. This process of selection is very vital. Ensure that you make this decision with your parents or guardians. Cost, location, and education should be some of the factors you consider. Sit down and talk to your parents about your options. This is a major decision that you should not take lightly. If you are in need of financial aid, FAFSA and scholarships could provide some assistance. Ask your school counselors if they have an opinion on which college will suit your major or which one they think will fit your wants, and then consider their advice.

Regardless of where you’ll be going, keep working hard. College is a journey where you’ll learn to grow and mature; however, it is also where you can start thinking about your career. Go to a college that you believe will best fit your wants, so you will have no regrets about picking the wrong one. Keep your grades up in high school because colleges will still want to see them at the end of the year. If you still want to try your luck at other schools, there may still time for regular-decision admittance. Good luck!