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Ever start something then realize you miscounted and now you can’t go back and fix it because, you know, social media is forever?

So ends this list of ways to start your list of potential colleges or programs.

Note that I did not add “costs” as a way to start the list of potential programs. Stay tuned for posts on financing your education (which can be a way to find a program or how to choose among the options on your list).


Starting Your Potential List of Colleges/Programs: Intro and Wikipedia (Part 1)- ways to start your potential list of colleges/programs:

  • Local experiences (Part 2): considering local colleges/programs that are familiar (e.g., because you drive by them every week)
  • Word of mouth (Part 3): knowing about options because you have family, friends or advisors who attended those colleges/programs or who work there
  • Rankings (Part 4): choosing potential options based on a credible evaluation that ranks the opportunities
  • Role models or prominent people (Part 5): adding options to your potential list based on the education of successful people, athletic teams, etc. you have read or heard about or seen
  • Browsing (Part 6): finding potential options by accident or as you search for information for other reasons

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