by | Aug 13, 2013

Are Students Finding the Right Fit Colleges?

YouScience is in the business of making sure people are doing best at what they do best.

One of our missions is to make sure that young people are finding to the colleges that are the right fit for them.

Interestingly enough, Inside Higher Ed came out with an article about how more students than expected are under or overmatched when they enroll in college.

The National Bureau of Economics, who conducted the national research, found that 25% of students were overmatched and 28% were undermatched.

While the article briefly expands on how undermatching and overmatching can be beneficial for a student, the overall conclusion is that undermatching poorly servs the students.

Why are students overmatched or undermatched? A lot of it is because of a lack of information and resources for parents who are helping their children make college decisions.

This is an issue that YouScience is trying to address.

Our hope is that YouScience can help identify which schools will be an “undermatch,” “overmatch,” or “the right fit” based on a student’s natural abilities and interests.

If a student is undermatched, then they’re not using their talents, skills, and abilities to the fullest. If overmatched, students may find themselves trying to keep up in areas where they should  feel comfortable and not spending the right time and energy where they should be.

With college costs increasing every year (or every semester for some!), YouScience understands that students and parents can’t afford to find out whether the school is a match two years into students’ college careers.

Let’s work together to make sure that students hit the ground running with their abilities and passions at the right-fit college.

YouScience has the tools and is ready to help!

Do you feel that you were over or undermatched at your university? Share your story with us!