6 Tips for Organizing Your College Search

Our team has assembled the following tips to help you embark on a successful college search, no matter where it takes you.

The University of Louisville Office of Admissions is committed to helping you find the best match for your college experience…we hope it is with the Cardinal Family at UofL! Check out these first steps to your college search.

  1. Establish a specific place for storing and accessing your college materials. By designating a binder or drawer to file pamphlets, postcards and catalogs, you’ll always have the information you need at your fingertips. To keep track of online resources, create a new bookmarks folder in your browser. Check your e-mail regularly for updates from schools and create a folder for important e-mails.
  2. Create a list of potential schools and research them online. Visit the schools’ websites and social media accounts, as well as those for student organizations and various academic departments.
  3. Carefully research the programs your potential schools offer. College is a time to explore your passions, but also open yourself up to new ideas experiences so you can challenge yourself to become the person you want to be!
  4. Picture yourself at each potential college or university and be sure to note the location. Do you want to go away to college or stay close to home? Do you see yourself in a big, exciting city or a small, cozy town? Downtown or in the suburbs? Is the size of your preferred campus large or small?
  5. Plan your visits! Visiting a college or university in person is the best way to learn more about the school and explore the campus. The spring semester of your Junior year is a great time to visit schools. Be sure to look out for college preview days and special visit opportunities.
  6. Connect with an admissions counselor. An excellent college admissions counselor will provide you with information about the school, help you navigate your college search, and be a resource for you throughout the entire admissions process. Be sure to keep in touch with your counselor and schedule an appointment with them when you visit campus.

We wish you all the best on your college search! Connect with your University of Louisville admissions counselor for guidance with your next steps. Go Cards!