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Fairview High School

Overview: College and Alternatives

Thinking of going to college?
Look below for 4 steps to choosing a school.
Looking for something else?
Click here to see alternatives to college.

STEP 1: CONSIDER THESE FACTORS

STEP 2: MAKE A LIST

Use this link to learn more about the schools on your list, including the items below:

  • Majors/Academic Programs
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large
  • Location/Campus Environment
  • Cost: Paying for College
  • Campus Life/Activities
  • Selectivity: How Hard is it to Get In?

Identify your priorities from Step 1, then start your list of colleges by visiting this link and exploring the resources below:

  • College Board
  • Peterson’s
  • Naviance

STEP 3: RESEARCH AND COMPARE

STEP 4: FINALIZE YOUR LIST

Use this link to the resources below to learn more about the schools on your list:

  • College Comparison Worksheet
  • Majors Comparison Worksheet
  • Naviance
  • Visiting Colleges
  • Resources-Books
  • Resources-Online
  • Resources-People
  • College Websites


Refine your list by sorting and categorizing. This link will help you do the following:

  • Balance your list!
    1. Safety
    2. Target
    3. Reach
  • Update Naviance