How to Build Your College List

Welcome! You’ve come to the right place to learn how to build your college list and select the right schools for you.  This online course includes videos and handouts divided into six lessons. I would encourage you to start with lesson one then move onto the topic of greatest interest to you (unless you are like me and you will do them in order, because that’s the type A person you are.) This page is still under construction. We are adding and updating daily. Please check back if you don’t find materials. Here’s a preview:

  1. Identifying Key Issues (really need to start here)
  2. Athletic & Talent-Based Recruiting
  3. Steps to Successfully Build Your College List
  4. Tools to Research
  5. Insider Campus Visit Tips
  6. Common College List Mistakes
If you have trouble accessing the materials, please let us know. (Technology is great until it doesn’t work.)

Lesson 1: Identifying Key Issues   Lesson 1 Handouts: 

Lesson 2: Athletic & Talent-Based Recruiting

(Yes, we have a problem with the top of the video on this one.  Working on the fix.) 

Lesson 2 Resources: 

NCAA Guide for College-Bound Student Athlete NCAA Eligibility Center Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs National Portfolio Days (visual arts) National Unified Auditions (B.F.A. programs)

Lesson 3: Steps to Successfully Building a Successful College List


Lesson 3 Handouts: 

How to Research Colleges Effectively Finding The Right College: Beat The Intimidation Factor  

Lesson 4: Tools to Research

Lesson 4 Resources: 

College Search Recommended Resources Tips for the Confused Student About Starting Your College Search (podcast)

Lesson 5: Insider Campus Visit Tips


Lesson 5 Handouts: 

College Visit Checklist 10 Questions to Ask on Your College Tour What to Bring on a College Campus Visit Campus Tour Tips: What I Do on College Visits Campus Visit Must Do’s

Lesson 6: Common College List Mistakes

Are You Applying to the Wrong Colleges? (podcast) 039: Why Choosing the “Best College” is a Mistake (podcast) 054: Are You Applying to the Wrong Colleges? (podcast)                ]]>

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