Monday, December 15, 2014

Susan Koch: Important factors for enrolling in college

The following is a portion of a guest column written by UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch. It was published in The State Journal-Register on December 14, 2014.

"One of the most enjoyable aspects of serving as the leader of a university is spending time with talented young people.

I’m always interested to learn from University of Illinois Springfield students how they successfully navigated the college decision process and ultimately chose the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois for their college experience.

For first-year students from Illinois, there are well over 100 possibilities in-state alone, and the type of school, distance from home, academic majors offered, cost, selectivity, size, location, housing, student life and even food are all important factors that help students match their personal profile to the right institution. Navigating through the possibilities and making the right match, however, can be both challenging and complicated.

For students (and parents) considering UIS, one of the best resources for navigating the college decision process is our talented Director of Admissions Fernando Planas."

Read the full column online