I asked ChatGPT this question to see what kind of answers our prospective students are finding on the web. Here’s what the chatbot came up with:
Congratulations on being admitted to college! Deciding whether or not to attend a college is an important decision, and it’s important to consider all factors before making your decision. Here are some steps you can take to help you make a decision:
- Review your financial situation: Look at the cost of attending the college, including tuition, room and board, and other fees. Consider whether you can afford to pay for college without taking on too much debt.
- Consider the location: Think about whether you want to attend college close to home or if you want to go further away. Consider the costs of transportation, the climate, and the culture of the area.
- Review the academic program: Review the curriculum and courses offered at the college to ensure they align with your interests and career goals. Research the faculty and see if they are experts in your desired field of study.
- Visit the campus: Visit the college and attend events to get a feel for the campus and student life. This can help you determine if the college is a good fit for you.
- Talk to current students: Talk to current students at the college to learn about their experiences and get a better understanding of what it’s like to attend the college.
- Consider alternative options: Consider alternative options such as attending a community college or taking a gap year. These options can save you money and provide valuable experiences that can enhance your college education.
- Trust your instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts and make the decision that feels right for you. This is an important decision that will have a significant impact on your future, so take your time and make an informed choice.
Good luck with your decision!
We know a lot of the above aids in our prospective students’ decision process. Using this knowledge allows us to make sure we intervene and assist with these obstacles. Starting now, it may behoove our teams to connect with applicants, admitted, and deposited students on at least a monthly basis to ensure none of these concerns are cropping up prior to Fall 2023 start.
By Cat Hollands (aka “CatGPT”) Client Trainer, Capture Higher Ed