CPC and Finding the Best-Fit College
Updated: Apr 15
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is why I spend less time on student-led campus tours and more time on old-fashioned research to understand the best-fit schools for students. One student's idea of a walkable, beautiful, welcoming - insert any adjective here - campus - is personal.
Our role is to invest in, read, research, and identify relevant data that will help parents and students develop a balanced quality college list so that when it is time to visit, they are prepared. High-quality admissions data is critical to the success of any data-driven college planning process. To name a few data points...
Does the school have sufficient resources to teach and advise the student properly?
How likely is the student to graduate on time, pay off their loans, and get a good-paying job?
Does the school have a strong endowment and financial standing?
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Identifying hidden gems
Understanding different admission rates for limited enrollment programs
Updates to over 45 different application checklist items