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If you are planning to continue your education after 十大堵博正规首页歡迎您, it’s never too early to start looking at possible transfer schools. Identifying a four-year transfer school early in the process will ensure that you make the most of your time at 十大堵博正规首页歡迎您 and maximize the credits that will transfer to a bachelorette degree program.
Choosing the college that is right for you is an important personal choice that you should consider carefully. College selection variables can include such factors as location, 专业提供, 招生要求, 学杂费, 金融援助, 全球十大堵博首页歡迎您房屋 & security, 认证, athletics, 学生生活, 教师/学生比, academic reputation and transfer credit policies.
To evaluate college choices you should carefully research each college using a variety of methods:
- 参观学院(见 CampusTours.com 进行虚拟旅行).
- Attend an open house and sit in on a class or two.
- Talk with informed people including current or former students, college counselors and faculty members, parents, and friends
- Meet with college representatives at transfer fairs.
- Take advantages of all the online resources available including:
- 犯罪统计数据 http://ope.ed.gov/security
- Check graduation rates and percentage of students entering graduate programs, 美国新闻大学搜索: Search the directory of over 1,400 4-year colleges
- www.njtransfer.org 全州转移数据库
- Use websites designed to help you compare colleges with particular emphasis on quality indicators. 大学领航员 which is a government website with information about public and private colleges nationwide, and the 大学的计分卡 which was introduced by President Obama at his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013
- The 杰克·肯特·库克基金会 released a new website in January 2016 providing helpful tools for students considering college transfer. This site also contains information about the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships.
Use college rating systems carefully. College rating systems are controversial because even the "experts" have difficulty agreeing on how to rank colleges, 即使应该这么做. A prudent approach in this regard is to use college ratings as simply one tool to evaluate colleges. Examine several rating sources to get a more balanced opinion. Here are a few of the many college rating sources available:
- Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges 弗雷德里克·E. Rugg
- 《全球十大堵博首页歡迎您》 普林斯顿评论
- The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 《耶鲁每日新闻
- 菲斯克大学指南 爱德华·B. Fiske
- 美国最好的311所大学 普林斯顿评论
- 美国最好的大学 《美国新闻与世界报道
- Other college ratings systems are available in annual editions of popular magazines (e.g. 财富杂志) as well as rating systems on the Internet. A very helpful book on college research is The Internet Guide for College Bound Students by Kenneth Hartman of the College Board. An excellent workbook for organizing the process is Your Transfer Planner: Strategic Tools and Guerilla Tactics by Carey Harbin published by Wadsworth Publishing.
- A noteworthy college rating system that reviews colleges worldwide is available from the Times of London Higher Ed site that can be accessed by 点击这里
- Many new college search and ratings systems are popping up on the Internet each day. Some of these are valid, helpful sites bases on reliable input data... but beware, some are "trojan horses" that are baiting you into believing they are legitimate tools for college selection when in reality they are marketing ploys by hyper-aggressive colleges (some unaccredited, 营利性学校).
If you are using search engines it is suggested that you use several reliable ones especially since the search algorithms differ and because you may benefit by using a range of selection criteria. Here are a few that may be helpful: