Congratulations! You have made it through the hard part. The applications are submitted and the decisions are in. But now, how do you decide where to go? Choosing your home for the next few years is a hard decision and in this episode, Jennifer Almoney, an educational consultant and mom of four, provides tips and advice for college bound students as they make their final decisions.
College is NOT Just a Bigger High School: Preparing First-year Students for the Academic Expectations
College-bound students in the U.S. have learned a few things about classroom transitions. For most of them, the move from elementary school to middle school meant more classes, new challenging academic content, and harder homework. In turn, the move from middle school to high school brought a similar transition: additional classes, more complex academic material, and even harder homework.
It is not a secret that college is an investment and, for many families, financial aid is a critical component when it comes to paying for college. In this episode, Fitz Totten, a former Admissions officer and founder of Find the Right College, provides advice and guidance to families on how to interpret their financial aid package and the steps one would take to appeal for more aid.
When students are faced with choosing a college major, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. In this episode, Lisa Marker Robbins, independent college and career coach, takes the time to give advice to make student’s college-bound journeys feel less stressful for both parents and students.
Standardized tests – love them or hate them, they are often an integral part of the college application process. But how do you prepare for them? How do you study for them? In this episode, Mike Bergin, the founding President of the Board of Directors of the National Test Prep Association provides his advice and expertise on this topic.
Everyone’s educational path is different. Some may find success on a more traditional path and others may find that the best fit is an alternative option like homeschooling. In this episode, Brian Stewart, founder of BWS Education Consulting, takes the time to share the pros and cons of homeschooling.
Learning how to learn is half the battle as a student. Once a student learns how to learn, they will thrive not only in the classroom but outside the classroom as well and in their professional lives as well.
Leadership. It’s not just a buzzword for college applications, but rather the continuous process of exhibiting qualities that motivate others to follow and trust you. On today’s episode, our guest Jim Bell, M.Ed., will give you advice on several characteristics of strong leaders.
Are you and your teen caught in the high school whirlpool? The high school whirlpool begins churning when parents and students start to “hear things” about what it means to be “successful” in high school. If you have a high-achieving teen, there’s a good chance they’ll get sucked in—and you may get sucked in along with them.