The first part of college application is, of course, picking out the colleges you’re applying to. Here are some questions we hope will aid you in the process:
--- Is the location of the college agreeable with you?
--- Have you checked if the college has the academic programs you’re interested in?
--- Have you looked at the student associations in the college and liked them?
--- Have you decided between a Liberal Arts Education and a more goal oriented one?
--- Is the school spirit of the college up to your standards?
--- Do you think you’d like the weather of the college city?
--- Do you agree with the school’s education philosophy?
--- Do you like the school mascot, the color?
--- Do you know if any Ethiopians were accepted at the college?
--- Do you know what the admissions requirements are?
--- Have you fulfilled, or do you think you can fulfill, ALL of the requirements for admission?
--- Do you know all the relevant deadlines for the college?
--- Do you know the Financial Aid Policy of the school well? Does it agree with your status?
--- Do you think you’d fit in the student body?
--- Do you identify with or are appreciative of the culture of the environment the college is in?
--- Do you know, and have you talked to, students at the college?
---Will the school allow you to achieve your non-academic goals?
Lastly, some Mentors’ Wise Words: You’ll have an easier time applying and getting accepted to schools who’ve admitted Ethiopians before this. On picking a college, put the most emphasis on the location, the academic programs available and application requirements/financial aid availability.
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