COLLEGE Choosing a To find a college that’s going to be a good fit for you, go through the following three steps: STEP 1. Determine Your Criteria The first step in choosing a college is to determine what’s important to you. Take time to consider each of the following:  type of college  size  majors offered  location  cost  admissions requirements STEP 2. Do a Search Once you’ve figured out what you’re looking for in a college, do an online search for the colleges that meet your criteria. STEP 3. Investigate Colleges of Interest Create a list of the colleges you want to consider, gather information, make college visits, and narrow your list of choices.