So what is this “fit” they talk about today on college tours and in all the resources aimed at students and their parents? Exactly what it sounds like, really: Can you see yourself at this school? Students should ask themselves: Can I picture myself finding my community, be it scholarly, athletic, artistic, ethnic, religious, or cultural? Is there Greek life, and if there is, will my social life be equally rich whether I choose to participate in it or not? What about the political climate, and do I care if it’s liberal-leaning or conservative-leaning, or somewhere in between? And what if you and your child differ on where you think she’ll “fit.” Read about college fit from a parent’s perspective on the College Coach Insider blog at

Written by College Coach
College Coach® is the nation’s leading provider of educational advising, offering expert guidance from the best college admissions consultants on the college admissions and finance process. Our goal is to help each student maximize his or her chances of success through services focused on their personal desires, goals, individual strengths, and accomplishments.