Apply Yourself: Considerations for College Applications
This time of year, high school seniors across the United States and the world are in the process of finalizing applications to institutions of higher education. Many of those students make their application choices based on factors such as cost, location, and size, which are undoubtedly important considerations.
However, applicants do not often stop to reflect upon deeper factors that will influence their college experience. These factors include an analysis of the core values of each campus, how they envision spending their time, and what they hope to gain from college.
The Good Project’s Wendy Fischman has been quoted in an article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Usable Knowledge site about these issues. Fischman, along with Howard Gardner, is currently leading a national investigation of the contemporary goals of higher education amongst various stakeholders in the US.
This article also includes an interview with Richard Light, a professor at HGSE who was instrumental in designing the Reflecting on Your Life sessions at Harvard for college freshmen.
Click here to read the piece in full via Usable Knowledge.