Building a Great College List

Every student’s college list needs to be as idiosyncratic as they are. Schools that are familiar because Uncle Joe or a family friend attended, or are close to home, will seem like easy options. Don’t cross them off the list as you are getting started. Brand name schools are also tempting to immediately put on a college list but may not necessarily translate into a good fit. While these may be a good starting point, the limitations of casting a small net may stifle a student as they start to align what they want in a school with their abilities for admission.

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