Compile a list of possible colleges and universities
With at least some idea of the criteria that are important to you, begin the gathering phase. You can find college information in books, such as The Fiske Guide to Colleges, which you can find among other college books in our library reference section. Another resource are college-related Websites, such as TheAdmissionsOffice.com and other sites listed on this site. You will surely also get suggestions from family, friends, and high school teachers and guidance counselors. You should also consider attending college fairs, where you can actually meet representatives from the schools, as well as gather important literature.