would hope there are many institutions that are trying to achieve the same goal we are. If youâ€™re looking at small national liberal arts colleges like Carleton, students get a little more flavoring across a variety of subjects because of our trimester structure and more students get an opportunity to go abroad. Our being on trimesters is not actually unique but there is a difference in the academic experience.
What are parents and students overlooking when they prepare and apply for college?
What I find is that I think some students and parents donâ€™t really understand that financial aid can work to cover most expenses if the family really canâ€™t afford it. That precludes some from looking at expensive places like we are. And thereâ€™s both a disbelief and a non-trust. If we admit you, we want to make it possible for you to come. The other thing I think they overlook [is] the value of a small liberal arts college. They get caught up with all the opportunities they see in universities and donâ€™t understand the flipside. There are too many students who donâ€™t understand that they can put their best foot forward and represent that well on an application.