On a daily basis this time of year, I get requests to weigh in on a student's enrollment decision. Families want my opinion. But the only opinion that really matters is the student's (and the parents who are footing some or all of the bill).
One of the biggest stumbling blocks that students have in making their final decision about where to enroll for college is a four-letter word called "fear." I have seen students turn down the right "fit" for them because of fear.
So if you are not sure where to go to college, make sure to avoid the "four fears" of this final step of the process.
1. FOMO: Fear of Missing Out
2. FOSN: Fear of Saying No
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3. FOLYCZ: Fear of Leaving Your Comfort Zone
4. FOF: Fear of Failing
Making a final decision about where to go to college is not easy. It is not meant to be. This is the first time a student is making such a big decision. This is the start of adulthood. Embrace the fact that you have opportunities waiting for you.