College Decision Time
It’s almost April 1st and in addition to April Fools Day, it is also the final day that most colleges and universities will notify their applicants whether they have been accepted, denied, or wait-listed. Prospective students now have approximately one month to make their decision. Colleges usually expect to have students commit to them by a May 1st deadline.
Students and Parents have a big decision ahead of them. The decision is a personal one: The school may be large, small, or tiny. It may be urban or rural. It may be a serious school or a party school (or sometimes both). It may be far away or close to home. The decision is also an academic one: Is this the best place for the student to achieve in their major? Or maybe the question is whether the school is the best place for the student to figure out what their major or career choice will be. And of course, the decision will be financial. Can both the student and his/her parents afford the best choice academically and personally? Maybe a trade-off on the academic or personal side will make a big difference financially. Is it worth it?