Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3411 Talk to people you know Ask people you know to tell you about their college experiences. Here are some questions to ask. u Where did you go to college? u What was your major? u What was your favorite part of college? u What should you have done differently? u How has a college education helped you? u Do you have any suggestions or advice for me? Most importantly, talk to your parents and your counselor about your college plans. Ask for their help and advice. Read and research Guidance offices, bookstores, and libraries all have a variety of college reference books, and there’s a wealth of information online. The websites listed on page 30, for example, will show you how to choose a college, prepare for college tests, get financial aid, and much more. Once you know what you’re looking for in a college, you can do an on- line search for the colleges that meet your specific needs. For example, maybe you want to go to a medium-size college in Florida with a major in business and a men’s bowling team. Doing an online search will give you a list of the colleges that meet that criteria. At bigfuture.collegeboard.org, you can select colleges by size, state, majors, admissions requirements, and much more. Talk to college representatives Talk to the college representatives who visit your high school, go to college fairs, and make college visits. Step Explore your college options 2