What is Important to You?

When beginning the selection of a college, evaluating a student’s current preferences and activities is vital. Here are a few questions that a student can answer as they begin thinking about a college to attend:

  • What do you like best about your current school?
  • What do you like least about your current school?
  • How do you feel about grades in school?
  • If you were a teacher, how would you teach your classes?
  • How would you say you learn best? (ex. one on one, group, lecture, interactive)
  • What would you like to do when you are an adult?
  • What possibilities for your future have you talked over with your parents?
  • Do you have a role model? What is it about him/her you admire?
  • Do you ever do things just because others expect you to do them that way?
  • How do you deal with unpleasant aspects of your school?
  • What is one thing that you hope to continue doing throughout your life?
  • If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
  • How do you spend your free-time after school?
  • Of all the things you do in your free time, which do you like most?
  • Which of your free-time activities do you like least?
  • Is there any particular organization or club you want to belong to? Why?
  • Do you have a hobby which takes up a lot of your time? What is it?
  • How did you get interested in your hobby?
  • What are you saving money for?
  • Do you like to take long walks? Which place do you like to walk to the most?
  • What does your family usually do for Thanksgiving? Christmas?

By examining the answers to questions like these, a student can begin to see what they value and how those values can play a role in their decision.

 

Helpful Websites for Exploring College Options

2015 Florida State University System Admissions Matrix

Each fall, the Florida State University System provides a breakdown of the demographic and academic information for each of the incoming classes at each of the state universities. The Admissions Matrix provides information that can helpful in determining if a student is a good candidate for these schools.

2015 Florida State University System Matrix