Choosing a college is a difficult task and involves tremendous research. There are a few important sources you have to use to research the different schools. You should look at the actual school website first. It will help you get a glimpse of what the school is proud of and provide official information for applicants. You should also check out third party websites like the College Board site, which provide tools that allow you to compare schools. Visiting schools themselves is a great way of getting a feel for the school itself. Many companies have also published guidebooks that compile information about many schools, and are a great comprehensive source of information. Colleges sometimes send representatives to high schools and college fairs to provide information and answer questions. If you are interested in a school, you should be sure to attend these and speak to the representatives about any concerns you may have. The next few sections will outline what to look at when researching and choosing schools.
These are some programs that are popular among high school students. This is by no means an exhaustive list of nationally recognized programs. Boy’s/Girls States