...from GuidedPath Edge Guru

What is college fit?

Edge Tip:

You have probably heard this term a lot already. Your counselor talks about it, your parents are looking for it.  What is it?  What is college fit?

Think of fit as a picture of college that brings four elements together to make the best fit for you. Consider Academic, Social, Physical and Financial perspectives. YOUR best fit will not look like your best friend’s or your older sibling’s.  Find the right combination that will make your college experience meaningful for you.

GP Guru Sent Messages 2015


Your Edge:

Start a conversation in GP Edge about each school you are interested in. Use the Discussions under each school on your My Colleges or Interested Colleges list to record your thoughts on why a school is a good fit for you.  Be sure to mention each of the four areas of fit:

  1. Academic
  2. Social
  3. Physical
  4. Financial

Your parents can join the conversation, adding in their thoughts too.

Go to GP Edge’s Guided Search and look at the My Matches results. You can use these as a starting point to create your own custom search or schools that could be a good fit for YOU!