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“DEVELOPING PRIORITIES DURING THE COLLEGE SEARCH”

While our rising seniors have been working on lists of colleges in which they are interested, it sometimes gets lost what is a true priority that they want in those institutions. This summer we are asking our students to take time to research and understand why they like certain schools in order to create a balanced college list of institutions they actually want to attend. For a another view of the college search process, check out the article below by Forbes contributor Willard Dix, who is a former admissions officer at Amherst College and former college counselor:

Developing Priorities During The College Search

“For my part, I realized that much of the initial college research process involves helping students clarify their priorities as they proceed from the ideal to the real. It’s not just about major or even about all the tangible elements of college life like location or facilities; it’s about what they value personally, something they have probably not considered consciously until now…”

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