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Several lists and text boxes are available to select and enter criteria to limit your search to those institutions that meet your needs. The following tips will improve your search results:
itemMultiple selections can be made in the lists by holding the Shift key for contiguous selections, or the Ctrl key, for noncontiguous selections.
itemSearch criteria are not case sensitive.
itemDo not enclose your search criteria in quotes.
itemIf you are not sure how to spell a city name, enter only the portion of the name of which you are certain.
itemFor school names or city names that contain an abbreviation or that may be abbreviated, you may need to try different spellings. For example, if St. Mary's doesn't work, try St Mary's or Saint Mary's.

The following fields allow you to select or enter search criteria:
itemName of Institution - Limits your search to a particular institution.
itemCity - Limits your search to institutions located in a particular city.
itemState or Outlying Area - Limits your search to institutions located in the selected state(s) or outlying area(s).