The question “Is this a good school?” is a subjective question. The question really should be “Is this school a good fit for me?” Figuring that out takes time and research. It is never too early to start asking this second question and to start researching college programs. A student's first task is to ask themselves, “What is important to me?”, “Who am I as a learner?” and “What am I looking for in a college or university?” For college/university programs in the US, students do not need to be absolutely certain of what major they want to study. However, having an idea of direction will be helpful in narrowing down school choices. They can use general programs to search for lists of schools that meet their criteria, and then narrow it down further by doing a detailed look at the schools website and doing more research about the school and its programs. Naviance provides tools for college and career searches specific to the student’s needs.
1. Specific Sites for International Students
2. World Wide University Systems (Non US Schools)
4. Scholarships and Financial Aid