September 16, 2022
At Class 101, the college list is essential to all other components of the college planning process. It can help determine test prep goals, the best course of study throughout high school, as well as what summer programs, academic programs, volunteer opportunities, and extracurriculars will help a student reach his/her college and career goals. Therefore, our students begin exploring colleges as early as eighth and ninth grade. This early research should be relaxed and fun. One place for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students to jump into their college list is at college fairs.
There are a number of college fairs in our area in the fall of 2022.
College fairs are an easy, social way for students to receive information from many schools and to begin reflecting on their college fit preferences. A number of factors help our students define their college lists: location and geography, the student’s college fit preferences, family expectations, and academic program information. For a few students, their area of study has to be a primary consideration. If they would like to major in something few schools offer, then the college list is first shaped by the student’s area of interest. Extracurricular interests like sports or music might also narrow the list. At times, family legacy is a primary influence on the list. For the majority of our students, we start with a very broad list of schools, and we advise our students to tour a smaller school (less than 5,000 students), a mid-sized school (5,000 to 10,000 students), a large school (10,000 to 20,000 students), and an extra-large school (more than 20,000 students). Our lists will often include urban, suburban, and rural options, and we talk about the importance of visiting the community as much as visiting the college.
Developing the college list is a central part of college planning at Class 101. If you would like to learn more about how we support high school students as they chart their course from high school to college, call us at 937-705-5113.
November 21, 2023
Add to your college visits with our Class 101 College Nights! Class 101’s College Night allows students to virtually review a college of interest, meet with admissions, hear everything the school has to offer, and ask questions from those who know it best! Arizona State UniversityWednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. ETClick here to […]Read More >
November 13, 2023
The national Class 101 network has launched the Super Junior program for the Class of 2025! The “Super Junior Checklist” is specifically designed to help our students stay ahead of the stressful admissions schedule. The Super Junior program is specifically designed to ensure juniors get ahead before their application season even begins. Let’s go, Class […]Read More >
November 13, 2023
What do you give to a student who has everything? How about their future? Finding the perfect gift for that special high school student in your life can be difficult, but we can help! Give a gift that will last beyond this holiday season. Applying for college can be stressful, and we offer a comprehensive […]Read More >