Choosing a College

What is Important to You?


When beginning the selection of a college, evaluating a student’s current preferences and activities is vital. Here are a few questions that a student can answer as they begin thinking about a college to attend:

  • What do you like best about your current school?

  • What do you like least about your current school?

  • How do you feel about grades in school?

  • If you were a teacher, how would you teach your classes?

  • How would you say you learn best? (ex. one on one, group, lecture, interactive)

  • What would you like to do when you are an adult?

  • What possibilities for your future have you talked over with your parents?

  • Do you have a role model? What is it about him/her you admire?

  • Do you ever do things just because others expect you to do them that way?

  • How do you deal with unpleasant aspects of your school?

  • What is one thing that you hope to continue doing throughout your life?

  • If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?

  • How do you spend your free-time after school?

  • Of all the things you do in your free time, which do you like most?

  • Which of your free-time activities do you like least?

  • Is there any particular organization or club you want to belong to? Why?

  • Do you have a hobby which takes up a lot of your time? What is it?

  • How did you get interested in your hobby?

  • What are you saving money for?

  • Do you like to take long walks? Which place do you like to walk to the most?

  • What does your family usually do for Thanksgiving? Christmas?

By examining the answers to questions like these, a student can begin to see what they value and how those values can play a role in their decision.


Helpful Websites for Exploring College Options


2016 Florida State University System Admissions Matrix

Each fall, the Florida State University System provides a breakdown of the demographic and academic information for each of the incoming classes at each of the state universities. The Admissions Matrix provides information that can helpful in determining if a student is a good candidate for these schools.


2016 Florida State University System Matrix

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