There are three things I would recommend to those applying to college;
1. Get personal with your school, this will give you support that is necessary in choosing the right institution for you and the support you may rely on when enrolled.
2. Financial Aid information
3. Appeals to at least two of your top three interest
1. Amongst many of the schools I applied to Guilford in particular stuck out because of how interested they were in me.. I can remember my Admissions Counselor Shelly George calling me in order to do a phone interview; I did not know that schools did this. After this moment I decided to call the other schools I applied to and each of them refused to conduct a phone interview with me. I felt rejected and disappointed before even being accepted to any of those institutions; I did not want to attend a place that was not welcoming as a first impression.
2. College is an investment! Diligently look over you financial aid information because when you graduate and the collectors are rolling in you want to know exactly where that money came from, and where it is going. I know it sounds a bit scary, and I urge you to not be afraid. Stay in contact with your counselor and don't be afraid to ask "too" may questions because they are there to help even in times of frustration.
3. Before choosing what college to attend in the fall I had never visited any of the schools I applied to ; I guess you can say that I am lucky to find Guilford to be this amazing. When applying to colleges I looked for those that not only supported me academically, but had programs where my interest would be satisfied.