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Sunday, September 28, 2003
 
Picking a school
How to research schools, a soul-searching quiz, students tell what they did right and wrong and profiles of regional schools.
How to find the right school for you
Most high-school seniors haven't a clue which college can best meet their needs. Not to worry, say counselors. There are many good fits out there.

A few questions to ask yourself when picking a college
How do you learn best? Where do you want to live? What size school would you prefer?

Regional-school highlights
Academic and social life at regional schools, including high-school grades and scores of the average first-year student.

COLLEGE TOURS
Making the most of a college tour: our checklist
Visiting a college you're considering has been likened to test-driving a car: an indispensable way to gauge whether you're making the right choice.

Touring hundreds of colleges at once
The college fair is an inexpensive way to look over far-flung options.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Community college: Is it right for you?
It's a good option for many, but be savvy about the rules if you plan to transfer to a four-year school.

Vocational school
Vocational schools allow students to focus on special interests. Also:
  · Tips on checking out a school's credentials

Heading north an increasingly popular option
Study abroad — in Canada.

    PEER ADVICE

Students who have been there share their stories.

Why I chose an alternative course

Three with regrets

Three who chose well

SELECTED RESOURCES

Campus Tours
www.campustours.com/
Virtual tours of hundreds of schools.

Go college
www.gocollege.com
A searchable database for finding the right school.

Peterson's
www.petersons.com
College profiles and statistics.

All resources



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