The seasons. We’re all familiar with the basics: winter, spring, summer, fall. But there are so many other kinds. For example, it’s the very beginning of baseball season (Let’s Go Bucs!). Or, there’s hunting and fishing seasons. Even book publishing has seasons (times of the year when more books are published than others).
But a season I just learned about is college visit season. It’s that time for my first-born, and before this spring I didn’t realize what a THING this season is. But a thing it is, and it’s time to start seriously thinking about this new adventure. Where to begin??
- Which one? The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report have their annual guides and rankings of the best colleges. There are more specific directories like America’s Best Colleges for B Students, and so many more. Search our online catalog for the subject “college choice” for more.
- How do I get in? The book College Admissions During COVID may help. It’s also available as an eBook on Libby by OverDrive. We have several databases that could help you boost your test scores, figure out exactly what you want to study, and more. Check out Peterson’s Test & Career Prep, Tutor.com, and Career Cruising.
- Can I afford it? You may want to start with The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make. It’s also available as an eBook and eAudio from Libby by OverDrive. Or do a subject search of “college costs” in our catalog for many more guides and scholarship and grant information. Local financial aid resources can also be found on this page.
It’s a season full of Big Questions. But just like all those other seasons, they’ll pass; and you’ll move right on to the next one.
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