Facing multiple tantalizing college offers, how does a teen decide which college offer of admission to accept? Hopefully, with the assistance of family members, the soon-to-be high school graduate is weighing the pros and cons of each offer and not letting emotion decide.
Let the prospective student (and family) beware. Colleges are part of the marketplace trying to attract the best student consumers. Notice that colleges and universities, like car dealers, produce slick brochures and exciting websites, host fun events and provide personable admissions counselors to promote their services, prestige and general coolness.
My advice is to approach the college decision as a wise consumer. Look at college offers the same as you would scrutinize a contract offer to purchase a car. Realize that price does not equal quality in education any more than it does for other products.
To evaluate each offer, ask the following questions:
Best wishes in your choice this week and congratulations on all your acceptance offers!