“Where do you want to go to college?” is a simple question on the surface. But for most high school students, it’s one that is fraught with anxiety and can raise more questions than answers. Sure, there is an easy, simple answer for a few students: that one dream school they’ve set their sights on for years. For most though, the decision about where to spend your college years is the first big decision of your life, and one with lots of angles, perspectives and unknowns. In my 11 years as an educator with College Coach, I’ve spent countless hours in conversation with students and their parents helping them to answer this one question: how do they find the place that is the best “fit” for their interests, talents, and aspirations.
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