Goals and Planning
While the college application gives all the demographic and quantitative information a college could need to make a decision on your child’s numerical qualifications for admittance, it doesn’t really give a lot of insight into who your child is…if they really want a child like yours for their school. Enter the dreaded college essays! Dun-dun-dun. Ok I know its cheesy… Continue reading
When it comes to applying to college, the essay can be the most frightening and daunting part. But the application is equally important. In fact, you can guarantee that no question asked on a college application is not ask without a specific intent or purpose. I remember my high school counselor telling me these exact words and they rang true… Continue reading
I have to admit when I was looking into colleges, I really didn’t take advantage of college fairs. In hindsight I wish I had. College fairs are a wonderful resource for you and your child to gather information on prospective colleges you are already thinking about and some you may have never heard of.
What is a College Fair?
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My stepson has an ongoing mantra these days. “I just want to get out of school.” I am more than certain he is not the only senior with senioritis setting in. Its kind of funny that he is so focused on getting out of school and at the same time working on getting into four more years of school. … Continue reading
When it comes to getting into college, the process can be quite daunting. Between applications, selection, deciding which colleges to apply to, financial aid, scholarships, deadlines and testing, everything can feel beyond overwhelming. If your first child is starting their journey to college, odds are your journey was far different from what is being asked of them.… Continue reading
Selecting where to apply; going to college may be a rite of passage but applying to college and selecting which ones you want to gain admission from are the necessary stepping stones to that rite of passage. I understand that for many people this can be daunting and even somewhat terrifying. What if I don’t get in? What if… Continue reading
If your child did their homework, then they probably have an idea of not only what they might want to be and their passion but also their potential major. This is the best starting point for determining what schools to apply to. It numbers it down. Sometimes more than others. For example, if your child wants to major in Manufacturing… Continue reading
With all the hoopla around testing, it can start to seem like alphabet soup. When it comes to testing, I am remind of one of my favorite movies starring Danny DeVito called Renaissance Man and the following seen:
Bill Rago: Excuse me. Excuse me. I’m looking for the Army Education Center.
Bill Rago: Captain Tom Murdoch.
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After I had my epiphany that I no longer wanted to be a neurosurgeon, I didn’t want to major in neuroscience, I didn’t want to live my life based on what others wanted and realized that was what I had been doing (of all places outside our mailbox), I was left with, “Ok…but what do I want to do?” It… Continue reading
It seems to me that the first place to start with my series on getting a child to go to college is on funding an education. I think we can all agree, as parents, that this can be the most daunting part of a college education for our children. We have all heard of the rising cost of education. … Continue reading