Choosing which college you will attend is a very big, very important decision. It can profoundly affect your career and your life for years to come. We’re here to help you gather the information you will need to
make the best decision, even if it’s not Baker College.
The most important issue to explore is not what school to attend, but what kind of school to attend (i.e. public, private, liberal ar ts, religious, community, or career college). Next, be sure to always, always, always visit the colleges you are considering. Research shows that most people who end up transferring colleges didn’t adequately research their initial college of choice.
We recommend that you visit 3 to 4 schools before making your choice. And when you do, you should be ready to ask questions. To help you along, we’ve put together this handy list of the 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a College:
- What are the benefits of attending this kind of college or university?
- If I don’t know what I want to study, can you help me find a program that is best suited to my interests and abilities?
- What kind of academic support is available to me as a student?
- What kind of support do you offer to help me afford college?
- What is your average class size?
- I want to work in _____________________ field. What kind of education and training do you offer in this particular career field?
- What kind of classes will I take my freshman year (general ed or specialized classes)? How long before I begin to take specialized classes in my field of choice?
- What is the demand in the job market for ____________________ (your career of choice)? How long will it take me to be ready for employment in this field?
- How many of your graduates last year were employed? What has been your average graduate employment rate over the past 5 years?
- What support do you offer to help me find a job after I graduate?