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Find the Best College Fit
By: Gen and Kelly Tanabe

Think about timing.

It's essential to look at your other responsibilities to figure out if now is the right time to return to school.

  • Is now the best time to return to school?

  • Since you'll be in school for anywhere from a few months to several years, what future commitments may conflict with your education?

Weigh personal questions.

Going back to school is not a solo event and will affect those close to you as well. Think about these personal questions.

  • Are you ready to be a student?

  • Are you willing to do homework, take tests and attend lectures?

  • Do you feel a burning desire to return to college? (If not, you might want to reassess whether you are truly ready to go back.)

  • Do you have a support network of family and friends who can encourage you through your studies as well as assist you during busy times?

Examine your answers.

This is the end of the test. Not all of these questions can be easily answered, but by forcing yourself to think about these issues you should have a much clearer idea of why you want to return to school, what's important to you and what kind of program will match your goals.

Final Thoughts ...

We hope you found the "What I Want" Test helpful and are closer toward finding the best college fit for you.

About the Author

Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Founders of SuperCollege and authors of 13 books on college planning.

501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College

By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe
Learn how to go back to school without going broke. This is the only book that shows you how to find the best scholarships for adult students, get your employer to pay, have your student loans forgiven and much more.

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Adult Students: A Painless Guide to Going Back to College

By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe
Fulfill your dream of going back to school--painlessly! Whether you're going back to school for the first time, returning after an absence or advancing or changing your career, this book will help.

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