Making The Decision That Will Change Your Life


It has come down to this. After reading multiple articles on the internet, you are going to make the choice that will ultimately be the deciding moment of your life. For this task, you might want to compile a list of possible universities that you are eyeing for.

Most of the time, location is one of the most important things to consider. This will immediately trim down the list of universities by almost a half. Some would go to great dangers just to go to a prestigious or high-ranking university, and find out if they can meet the requirements, whether they are near that university or not. Obviously, a lot of factors are to be considered in getting the list to be filtered in a way that suits you. Find what’s the most important factor for you, and work it down from there.

Once you have a trimmed list of universities, begin scouring for more detailed information about those universities. Your first main sources of information would be the undergraduate prospectus of a university, its website, and/or its app. Note: remember that these sources of information are made by marketing people, so they are designed to keep the university attractive in your eyes. They will provide you the basic things you need to know about the institution including course details, facilities, and the entry requirements. They will give you a sense of what the university’s priority is. The website of a university usually has the most up-to-date modules and financial information. Websites sometimes provide a virtual tour of the university.

Another way of easily acquiring a bunch of prospectuses and booklets from different universities is by attending college fairs. During these fairs, universities will be given the opportunity to give information about their university to a huge group of people, and they will be open to questions regarding the university that they’re representing.

One of the best things to do when making your decision would be to visit the universities themselves! There’s absolutely nothing that can compare to the experience of seeing things for yourself. You’ll be able to feel the atmosphere of the university during their Open Day and see if it’s suited to your liking. You can also see how far you will have to work from a place to another. Basically, it’s seeing if you’ll like it there or not, for just one day! Just remember, open days are designed so you could see the university at its best, just like in prospectuses or websites. So you must be critical on seeing things, and not base your stay in a particular line that you heard in a lecture or a place you’d like to hang out on that university. If you are not able to go during the Open Day schedule, some departments might consider making arrangements for you so you could visit during the summer.

If you are still unsure and you want to have different perspectives, it always is a good alternative to talk to friends, family, career advisers and others who might be able to help you smooth out your decision. It is good to talk, yes, but also remember that your parents or other older people have been to a certain university about ten or fifteen years ago or more, and times have truly changed. What seems to be the case back then might not be the same today. Their opinions are valued, but also trust in what you feel is right.

We would like to give you a checklist to fill up, but we think it’s better if you make your own. In that case, you can customize your decision in a way that you feel that it’s truly yours. There’s nothing better than having to pick for your own sets of mistakes, right? Just joking! But truly, it would be best to create your own filter of these universities. And we hope that after a few twitches and considerations, you’ll arrive to your conclusion!

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