Palomar College

Choosing a University

Deciding on which university to transfer to can be overwhelming, but choosing the "right fit for you" can make the difference in both your overall experience and your overall success at the four-year campus.  It's important to consider many elements such as size, location, majors offered, culture, and faculty.  The link to the handout below will provide you with a step-by-step process for considering all the criteria which are important to you, and will also provide you with resources for finding schools to match your priorities.

Steps for choosing a university include the following:
arrow image Decide what is important to you when it comes to selecting a university
arrow image Fill out your top criteria for the ideal campus
arrow image Rank the criteria that are most important to you
arrow image Research individual universities that meet your criteria
arrow image List the universities that meet your criteria
arrow image List the top three choices and tour each one

arrow image Decisions - Decisions: Choosing between the CSU & UC systems

arrow image Choosing a Transfer University Handout



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