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Planning Your Career

Information and advice to find the right career.

Tips for Researching a Specific Institution

Once you have a list of institutions that you're interested in (and that will accept PSC credits), visit the school's official website or use the resources listed in Step 2 to learn more details. Some information that you might want to research:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Accreditation (many jobs require that degrees come from accredited institutions)
  • Admittance rate or any special requirements
  • Opportunities for students, such as clubs or extracurricular activities that are important to you
  • Availability and price of on-campus housing, or, if commuting, ease and cost of transportation
  • Provisions and support for undocumented students, if applicable
  • Availability of scholarships and financial aid
  • Graduation rate
  • Course offerings
  • Amenities that you value (e.g. child care, gym access)
  • Faculty details such as student-to-faculty ratios
  • Safety of campus community
  • Distance (online) learning opportunities

Once you've collected this information, narrow down your list to the most attractive options and plan visits.Visiting campus will help you determine whether you can see yourself attend school there for 2+ years!