Admit it, students are down to the final week before committing to a four-year college. Last week, Crisp Consulting + Coaching offered a few words of wisdom regarding the final commitment. This week we would like to offer a top ten list of factors that should not influence your final decision.
- The school is really cheap
- The school must be great because it is really expensive
- I got in there
- My mom and/or dad want me to go there
- The school was ranked highly in a magazine
- The school looks clean and beautiful
- Everyone I know is going there
- No one I know is going there
- My best friend wants to go there
- My significant other is going there
Although these reasons may seem important, they are not essential. Remember, whether it is the Ivy League, a large state university or a regional liberal arts college, the best-fitting college will align with three crucial fit factors:
Not considering these critical factors of academic, financial and social fit can compromise your educational experience.
Your acceptances should be celebrated. Admission officers will appreciate your efforts in making a thoughtful decision. Crisp Consulting + Coaching offers intentional college admission counseling that plans from admission to acceptance to ease the frenzy and stress expected in the college application cycle.
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Brian D. Crisp is an independent educational consultant with Crisp Consulting + Coaching who works with families in Asheville, Charleston, and Savannah to optimize and realize their unique educational fit and admission success. As a former professor, administrator, and teacher, Brian has the knowledge and skills to counsel families in all aspects of educational planning.