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How to Find a College

When most students are left with the task of finding a college they often ask, “Where do I begin?” Your college decision should not be based on a coin flip. Your decision of where to attend college and what to major in are factors that can impact the rest of your professional (and personal life). Do the research ahead of time and find every college how to you can so you are an "informed buyer". 

As a modern-day college student, you have the option of attending a wide range of types of colleges. You can attend online schools like University of Phoenix or Ashford University that offer a strong academic setting with thousands of alumni, professors, and fellow students through distance education. You have the option to pursue community college, a path that is both affordable and career focused. Or, you can attend attend a traditional university like Arizona State University, Colorado State University, or even George Washington University, colleges that may offer a blend of campus-based learning and eLearning.

Don’t fake your way through the college search process. Streamline your search with a systematic and organized attack that will narrow down your search to a manageable number of worthy colleges. Research as much as you can, and utilize free and commitment-free resources like CollegeOnline.org to get you where you need to go. 

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