Getting Started:

Questions to help you start thinking about college planning. 

1. What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?

2. What 5 words would your parents and siblings use to describe you?

3. What 5 words would your teachers and coaches use to describe you?

4. What 5 words would your friends use to describe you?

5. What are your favorite and least favorite classes at school?

6. What do you like to do for fun when you are not in school, working, or doing homework?

7. What extracurricular activities have you been involved in during your High School years?

8. What are you most looking forward to about going to college?

9. What are you most concerned about going to college?

10.  Do you see yourself at a big, medium or small school?

11. Do you want to stay close to home, or does going far from home seem exciting?

12. Do you want to be in or near a big city or do you prefer a more rural campus setting?

13. Do you have any special academic issues, challenges, or needs that must be considered?


  • The average ACT score of the 1.3 million American students taking the test this past year was a 21.
  • Your high school GPA, rather than standardized testing scores, is still the best predictor of your first year college grades.
  • Over 850 four-year colleges do not use the ACT or SAT I to admit substantial numbers of bachelor degree applicants.
  • Standardized testing scores consistently under-predict how females will perform academically in their first year of college.