Parents of current 11th graders, I have a question for you:
Does your kid have a plan for this summer?
Are they going to volunteer?
Do they have some kind of internship?
Do they have a job?
In our experience we have seen a lot of students benefit in the college admissions process by doing something advantageous - such as volunteering, having a part-time job or internship to help bolster their application.
If you want your current junior to succeed in the college admissions game next year - they need to do something besides just lounging at the beach or hangin’ with friends between June and August in order to help their college applications.
So what should they do?
Parents, it’s the start of the new year. Time to get serious. Time for a plan.
In my new video this week, I have a question for you:
Do you know what classes your teen is taking their senior year or is projected to take?
It is very important that you understand how classes affect the college admissions process.
In today's video, we're going to discuss the three reasons why your teen’s senior year schedule matters.
Did you know, on average, an admissions officer may spend 4-7 minutes reading your kid’s application the first time through?
Writing a college essay is hard. Very few students go into the writing process “pumped” to sit in front of a computer to tell a story. It's part laborious, oftentimes frustrating and occasionally embarrassing. The most common thing I hear is “I don't know what to write!” and then it becomes my job to help the student to brainstorm and believe in the idea that we have thought of together.
Know what's far easier? Documenting life. Instead of trying to devise some cleverly creative epiphany that they think will change the landscape of college...