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Academic Advising Centers
WSA encourages you to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. They help you explore academic interests, identify financial aid, resources for additional information, and develop plans of study appropriate for your educational goals.
- Alamo Colleges District
- Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
- Baptist University of the Americas
- Concorde Career College – San Antonio
- Galen College of Nursing
- Hallmark University
- Oblate School of Theology
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- Mary’s University San Antonio
- Texas A&M University San Antonio
- The Art Institute of San Antonio
- The College of Health Care Professions
- Trinity University
- Texas Luther University
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
- University of Incarnate Word
- University of Texas at San Antonio
College Research and Financial Aid Resources
Identify What You Want in a School
Before you explore and compare different schools, first decide what you’re looking for in a school. Ask your parents to do the same thing. Then compare your answers and come to some agreement as to what you want in a school. Search for a school that fits you well academically, socially and culturally:
- Athletic offerings
- Campus safety
- Campus setting (urban, suburban, small-town or rural)
- Diversity of student population
- Extracurricular organizations and events
- Faculty experience and expertise
- Financial aid availability and deadlines
- Geographic location
- Housing availability and cost
- Length, time and location of classes
- Number of students enrolled
- Percentage of graduates employed within one year
- Percentage of students who graduate
- Percentage of students who return the following year
- Programs of study, majors, and course selection
- School facilities and equipment
- School or program reputation
- Student-to-faculty ratio (class size)
- Support services (meals, counseling, job placement)
- Transportation availability and cost
- Tuition and fees
If you’re still having trouble deciding, ask yourself:
- Why do I want to go to college?
- What do I want to get out of college?
- How will college help me work toward my goals?
- Which college will best/least help me work toward my goals?
- What are the advantages/disadvantages of going now rather than later?
- Does it matter how many students are enrolled with me?
- Do I want to be with students who have diverse ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds?
- In which type of campus setting am I most/least comfortable?
Don’t eliminate a school solely because it’s outside your comfort zone. The challenge of dealing with the unfamiliar can help you grow as a person.