If your child is at the age where they need to think about where to go to school, planning a trip to visit potential schools is a good idea. You can make a list of the colleges and universities in Atlanta, Georgia they are interested and then go and tour them. Through these tours, you and your student can learn more about them, and that can help them decide on where to go when it is time for them to go to college.
Here’s a Short List of Atlanta Georgia’s Universities and Colleges
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- John Marshall Law School
- Georgia State University
- Emory University
- Clark Atlanta University
- American Intercontinental University
- DeVry University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Interdenominational Theological Center
- Mercer University (Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus)
- Oglethorpe University
Planning for College in Atlanta, Georgia
The first thing to do is make a list of schools in Atlanta your student is interested in. Plot out where they are located and make a date for when you want to go and look at them. Don’t be afraid to go somewhere out of your comfort zone as it might end up being the right school for them. When we first started our business here, we didn’t know which part of Atlanta we wanted to be in. We just knew that we wanted to be somewhere in the City of Atlanta, but we didn’t care where. It ended up being the perfect spot, even though it was a little out of our comfort zone.
The next thing to do is contact the schools to set up tours. While visiting all the schools on your list in one day would be ideal, the timing of the tours might not make that possible. See what you can do and how soon you can get in for a tour. Make sure to ask the school what happens on the tour and what you will be able to see.
On the day or days you go to look at the universities and colleges in Atlanta, make sure you have gone over expectations with your child. Let them know what the day or days are for and that you want them to tell you how they honestly feel about each of the universities that you visit. If one of the schools is where you went, let them know but don’t pressure them into going there just because you did.
When you are touring each of the schools, it is okay to take notes and photos. You might want to look at those later when you get back home. If you are from out of town, you will probably be staying in a hotel so make sure to find one close enough to some of the schools.
Once your child has decided on where they want to go in Atlanta, they will need to apply. It would be a good idea to apply to more than one school in case they do not get into their first choice. They can also look at schools in other areas too, and if it works out, you can take a trip there as well.
Remember that this is your child’s future and you are there to help them find the right place. This city has some really great educational institutions. After all, a lot of our Atlanta sales tax goes towards these schools. Allow them to ask any questions they have about the school and encourage them to do so. If you know anyone who has gone to any of the fine universities and colleges in Atlanta, Georgia listed above – in the recent past, it can be a good idea for your son or daughter to talk to them about their experiences. You can take as many tours as you want but a student who went there would know more about the day to day life of the students of that school.