Below is a link that has some of the best advice I have read. The title is, In Search of a Match: A guide for helping students make informed decisions. It delivers on its promise to inform decisions! I would modify some of the recommendations such as applying to reach colleges if minimizing cost is a major consideration but on the whole the information is accurate and appropriate. The graphics are very good and summarize important information. As an added benefit it is free and you can share the digital document.
I encourage you to read it through and to share this with students and families. Share your thoughts with us when you have finished reading the document.
George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.