Being a high school student can be stressful- between struggling through AP exams, what seems like mountains of homework, and deciding what to major in or what college to attend, it can be hard to focus on yourself. Never fear! I have found an amazing tool created by @CollegeBoard, to help out my fellow #Classof2020 students.
College Board’s BigFuture is a site that can help you narrow down the college search and find schools that can appeal to you! For example, I was able to enter what location I was interested, my major, how much financial aid I was interested in, and more! I was even able to select a college that had a Study Abroad Program, and one that offered sororities. Seriously, BigFuture makes the college searching process easier than ever before and offers tons of insight into many amazing schools.
You can start HERE by choosing on the sidebar some of your preferences for a potential college you’d like to attend. Then, College Board’s BigFuture does the rest of your work for you! It tallies up all of your priorities and tells you which schools are the best match for you. You can then take it a step further and click for more information about each individual school. To make sure that you don’t forget your results, you can create a College Board account to save all of the details about which colleges you’re interested in. The process is so quick and easy, I did it for the first time laying in bed with my dog!
BigFuture also has several other helpful resources, such as tools to learn about campus life, your major, and even tips on how to pay for college. I promise you, BigFuture is the best college tool I’ve ever used, and I’m elated to have found it right before my junior year. I know I’ll be finishing my junior year certain in what I want to do and where I want to go!
Also- are you needing some money for gas to reach your next campus visit? Maybe a new outfit for your next admissions interview? Don’t worry- Her Campus has you covered. Simply build your college list on BigFuture and upload a screenshot of your list HERE! You’ll instantly be entered to win a $500 Visa Gift Card!
Now that I’ve learned more about #MyBigFuture, I’m more confident in my college choices than ever before. BigFuture makes it impeccably easy to find both programs and colleges that are able to cater particularly to you and your needs. Don’t forget to try it out for yourself, after all, us #CollegeBound students could use this! Until next time!
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