Great suggestions, which were written by a student, on making the most of college campus visits.
Colleges not only care that students read, but they also care what students are reading as well as what they have learned from the experience. Here are five excellent reasons students would be wise to make time for reading.
Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. The ideal moment to think about this isn’t just before college, but instead earlier in high school — which provides ample time to address issues of college readiness. Here are some steps you can take.
Whether it’s affirmative action or new testing requirements, here are some recent college admission developments to keep an eye on.
Planning for college? Teens wished they had worried less, sought more advice and spent more time on their college applications. At least that’s what nearly 100,000 members of the Class of 2018 said in this recent survey by Seventeen and the College Board.
Big news from the University of Chicago! The University will no longer require the ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students… “sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement.” Let’s hope it’s the start of a trend!
This article offers great tips for parents when working with a child through the college admissions process. ”While you may be well-meaning, you may be unintentionally inspiring some negative backlash. Each of these behaviors can usually be reined in by asking yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and finding an answer for yourself.”
Consider getting a job! Waiting tables, scooping ice cream, or working retail all require the employee to show up on time, be a team member, have a positive work ethic, be service-oriented, learn how to take constructive feedback, manage a paycheck, and learn what it means to work for a wage. All of these skills will serve a student well in college and beyond. Read on!
“As a parent who is one year out from my son’s college admissions process, I offer these insights. First, do not encourage the concept of a “first choice” school. My son applied to six schools, any of which he would have been happy to attend. When he got into three of the six, there was no angst about not getting into a “first choice,” just an evaluation of what would be the best fit for his goals.
Second, ditch the obsession with name-brand East Coast schools…I work with successful people who have attended an incredible gamut of universities. They are where they are because of passion and persistence, not where they went to school.”
Whether you’re interacting with your high school counselor or your independent counselor during the college admissions process, follow these six guidelines to build an effective student-counselor relationship.