Senior year is here! (or almost here ….) Now is the time to applaud your kid’s junior year efforts and really start to engage them on their college list, essays and application strategies.
Ok, but how?
By now, they should have started their Common Application, right?!!! No? Please have them start now. https://www.commonapp.org/ It’s nice to get a jump on this and not wait until the Fall when life can get hectic.
Below are the top 3 things rising seniors must do this Summer.
Whether you can go in person or have to visit virtually, now is the time for your kid to get more familiar with colleges they may apply to. For...
Whatever you call the school counselor at your child’s high school -- guidance counselor, college counselor, etc -- please know that they are an integral part of the college application process. A few elements of their job are:
Some school counselors do this better than others, and usually it depends on their caseload of students.
As a parent, you should attend any college preparation presentations that your school offers,...
Today I'm talking to juniors, the class of 2021. Believe it or not, you're going to be applying to college in 12 short months. Right now, you need to consider visiting colleges and learning more about them. Whether it's Columbus Day or Veterans Day, several three-day weekends are coming up this fall that you can take advantage of. They're expecting you to attend their open houses, so please go to the websites of the schools that you're interested in and see when they have prospective students' days, particularly for juniors they are called Open Houses.
I would start with something local to you. There's no need to get on a plane or a train right now. Check out something that you can see within driving...