Preparing for College

Picking Your Professors

Okay, seniors. Most of you who have applied to college have received your acceptances, denials, waitlistings, or deferred enrollment notices by now. The time has come to make your decision about where you will attend, come this fall. As entering first-year college students, you'll have much to learn, and that will involve a lot of non-academic areas, such as roommate dynamics, social circumstances, and other crucial college lifestyle elements.

Perhaps one of the most important (in the long run) issues that will help you is knowing which professors to take for which courses. Granted, in some cases, you won't have a choice, depending on your major and distribution requirements. Those distribution requirements sometimes offer your best shot at "shopping" for a particular professor. After all, we live in a consumer age and reports from college "consumers" can be a very helpful tool.

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