343: Tips for How to Search for Colleges During COVID and Beyond

Putting together your college list is daunting at any time, much less during a global pandemic. However, there are some straightforward tips you can follow for how to research the best college for you during this strange time.

Megan walks you through these 7 tips:

  • Start learning about schools early
  • Do preliminary research online (website, data, virtual tours)
  • Find out how the pandemic has impacted each campus (opening plans, financial stability, changes to programs)
  • Seek out options (location, cost, selectivity)
  • Identify your priorities and when/ if they change
  • Still make in-person visits a priority for your top choice schools
  • When in doubt, reach out (to admissions staff, your school guidance counselor, current students, etc.)