Navigating the College Search

Comprehensive guides for students and families. 

The College Search
from AIG Life & Retirement and higher ed expert, Jeff Selingo

Finding the Right Fit

The college admissions process can be overwhelming. Knowing which schools to consider and why, or whether they are a “financial fit,” is a lot to consider — and this is just the beginning of the process.

Part 1: Finding the Right Fit, breaks down the “where and why” process by helping to prioritize needs and understand cost – including key terms to know and conversation starters for families.

Getting In and Determining the Value (ROI) of a Degree

What matters in gaining admission? How will my choices impact future opportunities? Holistic admissions considers factors beyond grades and test scores, including where students spend their time and energy. 

Part 2: Getting In and Determining the Value (ROI) of a Degree dives deeper into the admissions process, what’s most important in applying to college, and ways to determine the true value of a degree.

Jeffrey Selingo

Jeffrey Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named among the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times. A regular contributor to The Atlantic, Jeff is a special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He also co-hosts the podcast, FutureU. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.