College: Where will you be?

College: Where will you be?

Zoë Newbold, Journalist

As a senior here at DHS, it is natural for me to have applied for colleges. However, the college search process can be overwhelming and stressful, especially for students who are unsure about what they want. That being said, I found that breaking down the process into manageable steps can make it less daunting.

The first step is to look inward and figure out what is important to you. Do you want to study in a big city or a small town? Do you prefer a large university or a smaller college? Do you have a specific major or program in mind? Answering these questions will help you narrow down your search and make it easier to find schools that align with your needs and wants.

Once you have a list of potential colleges, the next step is to visit them. College visits can provide valuable insights into the culture and atmosphere of the campus. You can also talk to current students and professors to get a better idea of what the college experience is like. This first-hand knowledge can help you make a more informed decision.

In addition to visiting colleges, it can be helpful to check out student perspectives on social media platforms. This can give you a more nuanced understanding of the college experience, beyond what administrators and teachers are paid to present.

Taking the college search serious is just as important as getting your degree, and where you go can seriously impact the way you learn. From establishing lasting friendships to good student teacher connections, the wrong college can deter you from your success. Keep in mind that the college application process is just one part of the journey. Once you are accepted into a college, there will be even more decisions to make, such as choosing a major, selecting classes, and getting involved in extracurricular activities. But by taking the time to find the right college fit, you will be setting yourself up for success and a fulfilling college experience.

When it comes to making a final decision, it’s important to trust your instincts and choose the school that feels right for you. Remember, the college experience is not just about getting a degree, it’s also about the relationships you make and the memories you create. So take the time to find the college that fits you best and enjoy the journey!