Does the College You Want to Attend Match up With Your Needs?

Hi All

I am a fan of “college fit” and offer a workshop on that topic. The problem is that most students and families, especially first-generation, do not understand the importance of identifying colleges that are a good fit for the student. The article below provides some evidence on mismatching of students and colleges.

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Study finds widespread mismatching of students and colleges, primarily due to student choice | Inside Higher Ed

As you read the article look for their operational definition of mismatching……Overmatching or undermatching occurred, they argued, when there was a 20 point divergence between the percentile ranking of the students and the percentile ranking of the colleges.

As ASPIRE Advisors this is a topic that might be worthy of some thought and discussion.   What has been your experience with getting students to focus on colleges that are a good fit for them?  Any additional thoughts or advice?

Cheers, George

George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.

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