Think about Your Reasons for Going to College

What do you want to be when you "grow up" and how will college help you get there?

Although college cannot be all things to all students, with proper planning it can meet your needs and expectations. High school is an excellent time to identify what you expect from college.

Use your interests, abilities, and preferences to help you choose a career and plan your education. As you decide which colleges and major(s) interest you, keep your long-term goals in mind. Decisions about college are part of the career planning process.

For example, if you like science and technology and want to work with various kinds of physical evidence from a crime scene, look for a strong biology or forensic science program. Decide what you want from life and use college as a tool to help you get there.