Monday, April 20, 2015

Are you college material?

Ought to be able to polish off this subject in 200 words, right?

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder, tackles the subject of whether you should go to college. He quotes Ben Feuer, a consultant with Forster-Thomas, Inc., who says there are three major considerations.

First, your grades. Yes, they count and count big. Your GPA and test scores will govern what schools are a practical option for you.

The second is your ability to pay. College costs--and you pay long after you get out. Even a state school can be $23,000 a year. A private university can be twice or more.

 Three-quarters of students have loans. For students graduating in 2014, this means $30K or more in debt.

And the third consideration is your goals. At 18, a person may not know his or her goals, but will know where they would fit in or where they would not.

Take time to think about this--really think.

There was a story in the New York Times Sunday on whether there should be limits on how many schools the generalized application can be sent to. These applications cost money. Narrow the field first.

1 comment:

Ben Feuer said...

Thanks for quoting my advice (again)! There's a whole lot more available at www.forsterthomas.com