Identifying School Fit: Step 1

Identifying School Fit: Step 1

Have each family member rank the following school criteria on a scale of 1-5. When you are done, spend some time explaining why a factor is or is not important so that everyone understands where each other is coming from. This will help you identify key points for child and your family, and will serve as a starting point for your university research.

  • Academic offerings
  • Advising services
  • Class size
  • Cost
  • Diversity
  • Facilities
  • Graduation rate
  • Happiness
  • Housing
  • Independence
  • International students
  • Internships
  • Job prospects
  • Location
  • Male-Female ratio
  • Prestige
  • Professors
  • Reputation
  • Retention rate
  • Rigor
  • Size
  • Social life
  • Socially active
  • Types of majors
  • Urban/Rural/Suburban

This process will help you find your school fit. Keep in mind that you and your child will likely change their ratings as they move through the application process, and that is why discussion is important.

Another great resource to help you identify schools is Self Survey for the College-Bound .

Please reach out if I can help you through the application process.