Discovering the "best fit" Environment for you
We coach students through the process of discovering their interests and passions.
This information is then used to help students match themselves with colleges and universities that best-fit their needs, wants, and future educational and career goals.
STARTING THE CONVERSATION
The college list conversation should should begin with a discussion of what constitutes a best-fit environment for the student. Asking questions such as, "What do I like or dislike about an environment?" or "What do I really want to study?" should guide every initial discussion. The Academic Angle curriculum guides students to dig deep and answer these questions before specific schools are discussed in detail.
CREATE A CUSTOM COLLEGE PLAN
We keep the college search and application process organized by enrolling all long-term consulting clients in the online management program Custom College Plan (CCP). CCP allows us to communicate with parents and students, make and view assignments, suggest college options, manage deadlines and calendars, as well as calculate financial aid and admissions probabilities.
MAKE CAMPUS VISITS
The best way to measure compatibility with a college is to visit. Visit while school is in session so that you can sit in on lectures, eat in the cafeteria, and interact with students. In addition, never skip the official tour. The Academic Angle program includes an entire module on how to make quality, evaluative campus visits and how to use the information you gather to make final decisions at the end of the process.
UPDATE YOUR LIST FREQUENTLY
High school students should understand that it is normal to change their mind several times throughout the college search process. Students should periodically reevaluate and revisit their college list by adding and subtracting schools as preferences change. Consultations with Academic Angle include a college list discussion in every session.