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College Exploration

College Exploration (9,10,11,12)
Appointment Times: 60, 90, or 120 minutes

Picking a college is one of the most important decisions you can make, and we can help you identify the factors that should weigh most in that decision.

In this advising session, or sessions depending on where you are in the process, we’ll discuss what matters to you when you picture your college and career experience and identify the factors you should research to help make your college decision.

We’ll start with the basics and discuss all your options; the different types of colleges, distance, campus facilities, and career path/college major. If you’ve already completed the ACT Profile career assessment, we’ll factor in your results as part of our discussion and begin exploring colleges based on your assessment results, aligning them with the educational requirements that will help identify programs and majors for that career field. This will help identify potential colleges that offer the programs relevant to your career interests.

As part of our work, we’ll also setup an online college search analysis profile utilizing the College Raptor tool, which we can refer back to each visit as you further develop your interests.

Tools Used:

  • ACT Profile
  • College Raptor
  • Campus Visits worksheet
  • College Checklist
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