College And University Search

Written by Jessica Duquette
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The Pressure of a College and University Search

A college and university search can spark some heated arguments in any household. Beginning in junior year of high school, the pressure starts mounting. From parents and guidance counselors to coaches and peers, everyone wants to know where you'll be heading after graduation.

Truth be told, you have no idea what you want to do for the rest of your life. One word of advice is to avoid paying private school tuition for the first year, especially if you aren't sure what you want to do. Typically the first year of college revolves around basic classes known as "core classes."

A Cost-Effective Solution

These are very similar to the classes you take in high school. Additionally, these same classes with equal credits are offered at state or community colleges. Before you agree to pay student loans for the next thirty years, reconsider a local school.

If after your first year you have a better understanding of what your future holds, begin another college and university search. Admission percentages are higher for transfer students than for incoming freshmen. So even though you weren't accepted to Purdue University as a freshman, your chances improve as a sophomore transfer student.

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