Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Commission Recommend a College or University?

No. The selection of a college is an individual decision, based on each student's needs, interests and goals. There are so many different types of institutions (small, large, urban, rural, public, private, church-related, career-oriented, etc.) that matching the student's interest and abilities to the characteristics of a college requires detailed information about the student.

Information about colleges is found in various reference books and directories, which are available in many libraries. Students also are advised to consult with counselors or advisors in secondary schools, consult the admissions officers at colleges in which they are interested, and visit the campus.