Getting into a great college is tantamount to your growth as a successful individual and to help you on your way, we’ve compiled five things you need to look out for when picking your very own place of higher education.
LocationLocation is probably one of the next biggest things to think about next to admission rates and costs of your course.
A college nearby plenty of food options, places to stay and is near public transport is always a bonus. Choose a college that is located in bustling centers of activity that feature if not one, all of the above features.
Campus facilities/amenitiesIn order to get the most out of your college life, it would be wise to consider what kind of facilities are available beyond the college cafeteria and library.
Does the college have dorms, computer labs, sports facilities or clubs? These are just as important as the lecture halls you’ll be learning in.
ProgrammesIf you are fresh out of school and out to get your A-Levels, foundation or pre-university cert, it’s a best to check out the kind of programs your future college has to offer.
While you’ll usually know what you’re looking for to a certain extent, but it never hurts to check out what else the college has to offer, top colleges have experienced lecturers and may offer more than just your run-of-the-mill syllabus.
AccreditationIf you’re looking to further your studies overseas, you’ll want to find out if the college in question has recognised credits in the event you need to transfer them. If you are planning to enroll in the likes of A-Levels, Canadian Pre-University or South Australian Matriculation however, don’t worry as they are all internationally recognised.
What you should then look out for is not just your certificate, but the extra-curricular exposure that college provides.
University PlacementThis is an important point that doesn’t even come to mind for many students.
Choosing a college that has a dedicated team located on campus can help you with University Placement upon completion of your pre-university or foundation programme. Established colleges have ties with the top universities from around the world, which can help you in your application process.
So there you have it, five things that should help you well on your way to enrolling in a college that will help get you to where you want to be.
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