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College Search

Searching for colleges can be an overwhelming task, as you might not know where to start. Here are some idea to help you on your search:

  • If you can, go on campus visits. Visiting different colleges will help you figure out what it is you are looking for in school.
  • Look at college websites. Specifically look at photos of the campus. Visit their student life, athletic, and student housing pages to learn about life on campus.
  • Use other online sources that offer online campus tours. Such as: eCampusTours, You Visit, and Campus Tours
  • Consider these major factors to narrow down your search: Size of the school, intended major, location, and financial aid.

Be open-minded and consider all possibilities! This is the place you will be for 2 to 4 years, so you want to be able to feel excited about the life you could create and the education you will obtain.

Online Search Engines
CollegeBoard
Petersons
FastWeb
Cappex 
Accredited Online Schools (Online Colleges)
UCan 
CollegeBoard: Study Around the World (Study Abroad)

Choosing a Major

Choosing a major is an important factor of beginning college. Some colleges have a variety of majors to choose from. Your college major is a group of courses in your desired specialization that will lead to you obtaining a career in the future in that specialized field. There are a variety of careers you can do with specific majors.

Websites to help you learn more about college majors:
What can I do with this major?
College Majors 101
BigFuture: College Majors & Career Search

 

Important Information to Complete College Applications

TOPS Address
615 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620

TOPS Fax Number
423.642.9327

School Counselor
Ms. Penny Benson, BensonP@tops.education

Student Social Security Number (MEMORIZE IT)

TOPS High School Code: 430175

TOPS CEEB Code: 430-175 (ONLY for those considering NCAA athletics)