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 18Academic Programs Is there a specific subject that you want to study? While most colleges offer popular majors such as business, not every college will offer the major you may be interested in. Admission Requirements Some colleges accept all high school graduates; others are very selective. Look for colleges that accept students with academic records (grades and test scores) similar to yours. You want to find a school that’s a good academic fit. Cost Cost is a very important consideration for most students. When calculating college costs, include tuition and fees, room and board, books, and an allowance for personal expenses. Remember, financial aid often makes it possible for students to attend schools that would otherwise be too expensive. If cost is a factor, consider the following: Public colleges receive government funding and are generally less expensive than private colleges. Going to a public college in your home state usually costs much less than a public college in a different state. To cut college costs, consider starting at a community college, or living at home and commuting. To do an online search for the colleges that have what you’re looking for, go to www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org. Do a College Search 11