Fox Cities United Soccer Club is a youth soccer organization serving the entire Fox Valley, including New London, Hortonville, Greenville, Appleton, Grand Chute, Neenah, Menasha, Kimberly, Kaukauna, and Little Chute.
Who Am I? What interests me? How well do I know myself? What do I want my college experience to be?
Please ponder the following questions and jot notes as you reflect about yourself.
What 4 adjectives best describes me as a person?
What 4 adjectives best describes me as a student?
What my academic strengths/weaknesses?
What’s in my mind when I think of “going to college?”
What has been my favorite subject? Why?
Thinking about my possible college major, how have I come up with that idea? What lures me to that idea?
How difficult is school for me now? Do I want the same level of rigor? More? Less?
How do I react to challenges? Do they energize me or scare me?
What am I like meeting new people?
If I were to represent myself before an admissions committee, what would I want them to know about me? For example, what personal qualities and other characteristics distinguish me from other students?
Questions about College and YOU – What are you looking for?
Climate – does it matter? If so, what do you prefer?
Distance from home – does it matter? If so, what would you prefer?
Urban/rural/suburban – preference?
Small – under 3,000
Medium – 3,000 to 10,000
Large – 10,000 to 20,000
Extra Large – more than 20,000 students
Admissions Criteria and Difficulty
Most selective I can get into
Grade Point Average
Test scores – ACT/SAT/Subject tests needed
No standardized tests needed for admission
Diversity – How important is a wide mix of students?
Coed vs Single Sex – Do you have a preference?
Religious Connection – Do you have a preference?
Activities – List activities you would hope to fine a campus.
Guaranteed dorm space?
Required dorm all 4 years?
Required dorm at least freshman year?
Qualities found in the student body – please identify which are the 5 most important:
Community Service – Options and Expectations?
Cost/ Availability of Financial Aid including Merit Aid – This is a question you and your parents/guardians should discuss from the standpoint of how it will impact your selection. At this time, please don’t discount a school for its apparent cost.
Academic Environment and Offerings
Very intellectual/scholarly versus a balance between intellectual and social.
How ready are you to handle the pressure of a rigorous environment?
Liberal Arts or wide variety – even career/tech courses.
Accessibility of teachers – Is it important to be able to meet directly with teachers?
Academic and peer advising.
Teaching assistants versus only professors.
Size of classes – small discussions versus large lecture.
Range of courses/professors offered in your field/s.
What are the 5 most important characteristics of a college for you?