The College Selection Process

The college selection process begins with you. 

Start as soon as you possibly can. The more information you have, the better choices you will make. Start by listing:
     1.  your strengths and weaknesses;
     2.  your interests, including academics, co-curricular activities and hobbies;
     3.  your grades and test scores, including academic and interest or vocational tests;
     4.  anything else that will give you a clear picture of who you are and what you want (goals).

Then start collecting information on colleges.

The more informed you are, the better prepared you are to select the college that is right for you. There are many ways that you can gather the information you will need to make your choice.

  1. You may use the college guides and college catalogs available in the Counseling Office (or if the catalog for a specific college is not available, ask us to send for it) and video tapes supplied by the colleges. Information is also available at and on other Internet sites.
  2. Attend College Night in the fall at Kirtland Community College and talk with admissions counselors from Michigan colleges and universities and representatives from the military.
  3. Juniors and seniors can meet with college admissions counselors and military personnel in the Counseling Office. Check the daily announcements for dates and times, sign up and then pick up a pass from the Counseling Office.
  4. Attend visitation/career days held at many colleges.
  5. When you are sincerely interested in applying to a college/university, make an appointment for you and your parents to visit, talk to an admissions counselor and take a tour of the campus.

Useful Web Sites

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