College Counseling Questionnaire

​Please respond to the following questions. Your responses are for your personal use and for you to share with your college counselor and parents as you build your college list.


  1. Do you have a specific location in mind for college (i.e., a specific city, state or region)?
  2. Do you have any requirements in terms of location (i.e., warm/cold climate, near family, near the ski slopes)?
  3. How far from/close to home is the ideal college (i.e., minutes away, an hour away, a day’s drive, a plane flight)?
  4. Do you prefer a city, a suburb or a small town?
  5. Do you want your college to be near other colleges (in a college town)?
  6. Do your parents have a certain location in mind?
  7. Are you willing to consider locations that you have not yet visited or do you prefer a location with which you are comfortable?
  8. What are your academic interests?
  9. Do you have a specific career in mind? What college major do you think would best suit this profession?
  10. What other academic areas do you hope to pursue in college?
  11. Do you work better when you are challenged by tough classes and motivated classmates, or when you are near the top of a less competitive group?
  12. How hard do you work in high school?
  13. How hard do you expect to work in college?

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