Selecting a college that suits one's academic, professional, and personal needs is an important decision. It requires conscientious research and considerable planning, involving both students and parents. There is no "best" college for any individual; there are many options. It is also important to understand that an education is not what a college gives, but what a student gets. McDonogh's College Counseling Office gives personal attention to each student, helping them navigate this exciting but often anxiety-provoking process--one that for many is the first major decision of their lives.