As I’ve mentioned before, “academic fit” should be the single most important factor you consider when deciding whether to apply to a given college.
A big part of “academic fit” is simply whether a school offers the major(s) in which you are interested. However, “academic fit” has another big component—specifically, whether a school provides an academic environment that is congruent your personal learning style.
How can you figure out the type of academic environment in which you’re likely to have the most success as a college student? A close examination of your experiences as a high school student can clue you in. The College Planning Blog suggests that you ask yourself the following questions:
- “Who is your favorite teacher—and why?”
- “What is your favorite class right now—and why?”
- “In which type of classroom setting (large group lectures, seminars, etc.) are you most comfortable—and why?”
- “With what kinds of people and personalities do you enjoy exchanging ideas—and why?”
Click here to find out how your answers to these questions speak to your learning style.