Making Fit Tangible:
How It Works
The OBJECTIVE Phase
Develop a list of colleges
most likely to yield overall,
long term success.
Parents set the budget, as well as any other quantifiable parameters (rules that can be stated numerically, such as distance from home).
Students identity verifiable wants and needs (characteristics which can be measured objectively through online research).
1. A solid list of colleges which warrant consideration and visits.
2. Knowledge of interest, concerns, and questions to be addresses during visits or through interaction with college personnel.
The SUBJECTIVE Phase
Verify research by visiting campuses. Ask hard questions. Explore non-quantifiable attributes of importance to you (the feel).
Parents help plan travel; accompany on college visits ' provide moral support and insights as needed.
Students do everything else.
The focus of research shifts to direct sources, such as campus visits and interactions with college personnel.
1. The student determines whether or not each college meets their needs across all their objectives.
2. More subjective concerns, such as the "feel" of the campus and quality of life measures, are now appropriately considered.
3. The student makes a decision which is grounded in their own needs, wants, and goals.