One of the biggest factors is having the knowledge of hundreds of colleges which we have visited. Kelley and I each visit a number of different colleges around the US every year. I was just down in Dallas visiting colleges while Kelley was just out in Portland, OR. Other times, we visit the colleges together.
We typically will tour the college, sit in on an information session and often talk with admissions counselors from the college. We also try to talk with current students while on the campus to get an opinion not scripted by the admissions office.
Having the experience of actually being on a variety of college campuses lets us evaluate each college as a possible option for a student like you.
Of course, while there are many great colleges, not all of them would be great for any particular student. So we also talk to our students to understand what they are looking for in a college and evaluate their academic background to see if the college is a good fit academically.
Do you need help finding the right college for your particular needs? Give us a call and we can chat.