Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Duke, Brown, Northwestern, Vanderbilt……
These names are the most familiar in our culture about being the best and for many of us, the places where we want our kids to go.
Because they have tons of money, lots of resources and wealthy, well-connected alumni for our children to network with. We want to pave the road of success for our kids and wear a badge of honor for all the sacrifices we have made for them.
How do I know this?
Well, one, I’ve been working with parents and students for 25 years with the college admission process and many have told me as such, but I’m also a parent of a senior in the class of 2022. I will not pretend that I do not want any of these schools for my son.
However, the truth is, overwhelmingly, most students who apply, my son included, will probably not get in. These schools are not selecting students, they’re rejecting them. This helps them to look more exclusive and makes us as a society want them even more. It’s a sad cycle that I see every year.
So what can we do about it?
Your child needs a better college list. If you get caught up on your child going to only an Ivy League school, both of you have a long year ahead of you. There are other places where your child can thrive. Let me help you and show you where. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE