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Best Reasons Not To Choose A College

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The Best Reasons NOT to Choose a College

Deciding where to go to college is a considerable decision. This will be where you will be spending the next two to four and (possibly more) years. Too many times, students have choose a college for all the wrong reasons and ended up quitting college all together or having to transfer to a different college which is a major hassle. Dont go through that kind of disappoint and chaos. Below are the best reasons not to choose a college.

Your boyfriend / girlfriend is going there. As I was once told, "why would you want to bring a sandwich to a feast?" Chances are you are going to have many boyfriends / girlfriends after high school. Although you may be completely in love now and think you are going to spend the rest of your life with your current significant other, your life is really just beginning. People change with the transition from one phase of life to anther. For high school graduates, this is the first and most important phase of change in your life.

Think of all the different people you are going to meet in college. Besides, imagine the uncomfortable feeling if not just plain nasty environment that could develop if the two of you break up while in college.

For adults who are working and changing careers or preparing to add to their existing career, you need to study and not have to be divided between your love interest and your education. Just like the recently graduates, thinking of all the people you will be meeting and networking with.

Your best friend is going there. If you and your best friend both like the courses, the extracurricular activities and both love what the college offers including educational and part time work opportunities that are offered, then thats great. However, if you dont, than don't choose a college solely because you want to go to college with your best friend. Going away to college means meeting a lot of new people and there is no reason why you can not continue to be best friends while going to two different colleges. The world has entered and will continue to grow in the technology advanced era. Email, cell phones and instant messaging continue to be more and more advanced.

If you choose a college so you can be with your friend, the two of you may spend all of your time talking and having fun and not studying which means you could be paying to fail and youll hurt your future prospects for a good job.

Its a party school. While school should be fun for you at times, it is also a place for you to learn new ideas and earn a degree so that after college you can obtain all of the dreams you dreamt about in high school. If you want to succeed in life, you can't spend all your time at college partying. In addition, parties at colleges have histories of very dangerous consequences that could put an end to your future goals if not your life.

The college students are attractive. Don't choose a college based on how cute or pretty the students were during your campus visit. Guys: Remember the old joke about women obtaining theyre MRS. Degree? Its not that old and its not just a joke. Women: Your there to get an education to so you can obtain all of the dreams you dreamt about in high school.

Your mom and dad are alumni. Don't let either of your parents persuade you to go to their old alma mater if you don't want to. You are or you are soon to be an adult and you need to start making adult decisions. One of those decisions may be dissppointing people and the first one may be your parent(s). However if you handle it like an adult you can make your parent(s) feel proud that your ready to be an adult. You need to pick a college that is right for you.

It has a good sports team. Unless you want to be on the sports team, don't choose a college just because you like the team. While school spirit is important to have, you need to base your decision on what the school can offer you, in regards to academics, extracurricular activities, and so forth.

Your guidance counselor told you to pick it. This goes right besides why you shouldn't pick a college because your parent(s) went there. Even though your guidance counselor may know quite a bit of information about a lot of schools, he / she probably doesn't really know the whole you. Listen to their advice but the choice is still yours.

What if you don't like the campus atmosphere at the college that your counselor picks? Its best for you to take suggestions, research the schools, and then make a decision on your own.

The school is impressive & prominent. Just because a school has the reputation of being wellknown, it does not mean that you are going to like it. What if the school doesn't offer the major that you want? What if it doesn't offer the extracurricular activity that you really want to be involved in? You need to consider aspects that are important to you. Forget about whether or not it is a high status school. Some of the best leaders, professionals and well known names came from community colleges.

The tuition is low. Money is often a big factor when choosing a college, but keep in mind that a college that is more expensive may offer you a larger financial aid package with more financial gift aid (depending on your financial situation). Apply to the schools you really want to attend, including schools with high and low tuitions, and then compare their financial aid award letters in order to make a decision that is best for you. Don't forget that you can also get student loans to help you pay for tuition. On campus counsels can also help you get a part time job that may even offer college course credit towards your major. There are several options and you need to explore all of them before making a choice.

It looks good in the guidebook. Any professional photographer can make any place look stunning and beautiful. Don't choose a college without visiting the campus first. While guidebooks and virtual tours will help you narrow down your choices, it is important to visit your top two or three schools in person so you can get a feel for what the campus atmosphere is like.

When it comes to choosing a college, students can give many good and bad reasons why they picked a certain school. No one college is going to be or may be all that you want it to be. Life is about choices and while one college has something you want while anther college may have almost everything you want and only one thing you dont. Weigh your options and compare. Take the time to research the colleges and find out what they have to offer you. You want a college that will get you well prepared for the future, as well as one where you feel comfortable at.


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