The average amount of time an admissions officer has to read your entire application is five minutes. How can students capture and keep the attention of an admissions officer (or interviewer) in such a short amount of time? How do you tell your story without ever meeting the person who’s deciding whether or not to admit you?
As parents, getting our teens to talk to us can be challenging especially during the high school years. At times, it may seem like your son or daughter talks to everyone BUT you. Building a healthy relationship with your kids takes time, energy and patience. It is also a two-way street.
If getting one student through the college admission process is a feat of its own, imagine working with dozens at the same time! Wendy Andreen is a former high school college counselor who has done exactly that.
Have you heard of the high school whirlpool effect? It’s when students and parents get barraged with rumors and speculation about how to approach the college application process by others.
From supplemental essays to SAT and ACT preparation, the college application process may seem like a daunting task to many students and parents. Beth and Greg Langston, founders of College Flight Plan, assist students through this stressful period and beyond. Beth and Greg take a holistic approach to the college application process, helping students find their purpose and passion along the way.
Parents helping Parenting. That is what we have always done when our children were babies, through grammar school, middle school, and high school. Now as students get ready to launch their next academic adventure in college, how can parents share their cheat sheets to de-stress the process for all.
The college application process can get unwieldy for both students and parents as there are so many deadlines to keep track of. Getting organized is a key component of the application process and one in which Jessica and Sawyer of Virtual College Counselors can shed some light on.
As a parent who has just launched her third and last child to college, I know how tempting it is to “help” edit kids’ essays. What starts out as a simple suggestion turns into something like “ What if you just wrote something like …” All of the good natured advice and guidance has turned into “our” essay.
Keeping fit both physically and mentally is a challenge for all ages but especially for our young adults as they head off to college. For many students, it is the 1st time living away from home. How can students better prepare themselves for the transition and what resources are available to students as they navigate the acclimating to their new environment socially, mentally, and physically?