The Altamont School believes that a successful college search process is based on three pillars: financial fit, academic fit, and social fit.
Financial Fit: Can I pay for it? Parents identify the amount of money they are able and willing to pay for college and set a budget for their student. Parents use net price calculators, the Federal Student Aid Estimator and other online tools to help determine cost of attendance.
Academic Fit: Do they have my course of study? Will I be admitted? College counseling identifies colleges with majors matching a student’s expressed academic interest and makes sure that students are applying to a balanced list of schools (reach, target, safety).
Social Fit: Will I be happy here? Students do online research, virtual and/or campus visits to determine if the school is a good fit for them personally.