How to Build a Great College List

About the Webinar

With over a thousand universities in the US, it may seem overwhelming or impossible to figure out which universities you should apply to. Of course, you may be familiar with the big-name schools—Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc—but you may not know what differentiates these schools from one another, nor what other options are available.

Unfortunately, students who are less well-informed about university choices tend to commit two major errors while developing their college list: they apply to too many schools or only apply to familiar schools (I can’t tell you how many times a student interested in attending Harvard or Stanford to study business thought that the Penn and UChicago were less prestigious state schools.)

The better strategy is to thoroughly research colleges and universities and make well-informed decisions about developing a college list that not only has balance but also includes only schools that you would be thrilled to attend. After all, why work so hard for four years just to settle?

To navigate the huge world of universities, join us for this webinar  -  we'll not only give you tips on how to virtually build your school list, but we will also discuss what a strong and balanced list actually looks like.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview of reach, fit, and safety schools
  • Tips for analyzing a school's academics and extracurriculars
  • Other school factors to consider including size and work opportunities
  • Ways to research schools online