Frequently asked college search questions

Certain college-related questions pop up nearly every time I speak to a crowd of high school students and parents. Last week, my business partner, Paul, and I shared the stage at a Southern California high school, and every one of those recurring questions came up. Since they’ve proven to be top-of-mind for families going through the process, here are links to past posts that address these frequently asked college search questions.

I keep hearing that there is a lot of money out there in scholarships. How do we get those?

Here’s the truth, and here’s how to improve your chances.

How do I figure out which schools are right for me?

Start with 10 not-so-easy questions, look here for inspiration, remember to match colleges to you, and don’t forget that affordability is part of fit.

What if I don’t know what I want to major in?

Consider what you’d like to learn more about, and don’t be afraid to apply (to the right schools) as an undecided major.

Can my sport help me get into college?

There are two ways it can help, and there are two important questions to ask yourself.

We know someone [who we hope can leverage some influence]. Will that help?

Very rarely, but here’s how to tell.