Choosing a college to get the higher education is one of the major steps that you take for your future. We all know that colleges are now keener towards making money instead of producing greats, which is why it is becoming more important to be very cautious while choosing a college for yourself. Selecting a college on your personal likes and dislikes and on the other intentions which you want to express through the selection of a particular college can get you in trouble. Because as I said the education has now become a money making industry and due to the many shoddy college degrees, it has become tough to find non-fake college degrees which would be acceptable when you will take it to the quest for the job. Which is why, being a philanthropist and educationist, I have decided to write a blog about it so those who are in search of colleges can get the guidance from my experiences and knowledge so they can make a better decision.
In the next lines, you are going to read some of the points which is imperative to keep in mind while taking admission in any college. I have compiled these points with not only my personal experiences but also from the experiences of other educationist and by taking the recommendations of many top-notch universities professors and teachers.
Make your goal imperative:
College is the place which makes you what you want to be. This is the time when you decide that what you want to be in your life and where you want to see yourself in the future. Which is why giving priority to your goal on everything is important. And to achieve any goal, you have to get admission in a college which offers the best program in your desired discipline. It is important to see how much worth the degree of this college possesses in your chosen area. It is important to know about the teachers from whom you will get all the essential knowledge in your field. Find out the national rank of the college in your major. Your college will decide how much you will be going to learn about your favorite and chosen field. Your college will be responsible for your growth in your career because the better your college will teach you, the better you will grow in your area.
College affiliation is the most important thing to consider. College affiliation decides which brand of degree you will get. Many fake affiliated colleges provide fake degrees by attracting students on average tuition fees. If you want to get a non-fake college degree, it is important for you to check the affiliation of the college thoroughly.
The history of the college is necessary to determine the worth of the college. History will tell you about the achievements and awards this college had in the past. In my opinion, instead of the current ranking of the college, its history matters a lot. Rankings are meant to be up and down, and there are many other ways too to take yourself up in the ranking but creating a real history need some effort. The history of college will tell you about the greats who have been the part of this college. It will show you the value and the effort that any college put into its student. It will show you the role of the college in the advancement of your major. If you have already found such college, then you should make the following point as your next step.
Ask the Students:
Now when you had taken the college's side of the story, it’s time to dig in more. Asking the current students about their college is the best way to judge. Current students are the ones who spends their most of the time in college and can give you the neutral analysis. They know every strength and weakness of their college and can give you the best idea of the college.
See the perks:
Beside of all the academic activities, colleges should provide some extracurricular events. These events help you to generate some special skills like leading skills, agility, teamwork etc. which counts a lot when you start searching for the job. Scholarships is an important part too. Some colleges provide scholarships on the basis of your previous academic results, and some provide on your in college performance. Job fairs and field trips also count as the perks that colleges should offer. These college job fairs provide you an opportunity of walk-in interviews in the participant organization which sometimes get you the internships too. Field trips are good for the knowledge and networking too. Beside the course outlines of the college, you should count these perks additionally.
College fee is the biggest factor which can create many hurdles for you. The reason behind mentioning this factor in the last is just to show you that money is not the thing which should worry you most. You could manage the tuition fee by taking education loans or doing odd jobs or taking scholarships. The thing that matters a lot is your goal. That is why making sure to achieve your goal is more important than the things like college fee or accommodation if you are moving into a different place for the study.
When you would be searching a college, you may find many things opposite to these guidelines. The point behind mentioning these points is to create your focus on any one of these points which would be most important for you. This could be the perks part or the college fee point. It depends on the person and his wants. But while choosing a college, keep in mind that this is the biggest investment of your life, both in terms of time and money. You have to make the best decision right now or else neither the money nor time will come back. If you need any more guidance in choosing the college, comment below and I will try to hit you back as soon as possible.
John Verge is the visiting faculty of the University of Hampshire and has been writing since his Ph.D. in education sciences from the University of Hertfordshire. He has been a renowned author as well as a visiting faculty at Life Experience Degree Pros.