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?
Alexa, our Skidmore Lead Ambassador for College Scoops, provided the student footage for our College Scoops Q&A video for Skidmore! As students visit colleges, many students have questions that they can’t find the answers to online. So, we reached out to our College Scoops community and asked them for their help.
Janae, our Cal Poly SLO Lead Ambassador for College Scoops, provided the student footage for our College Scoops Q&A video for Cal Poly SLO! As students visit colleges, many students have questions that they can’t find the answers to online.
When starting the college admissions process, many families seek outside help from independent educational consultants. How do families find an independent educational consultant for their student? What questions should they ask when interviewing the educational consultants? Are there certain criteria every educational consultant should have in terms of experience or certifications?
It’s that exciting time of year! Parents of incoming 12th graders will soon become immersed in all things related to applying for college! And while many like to focus on the fun and excitement associated with applying to college, it’s critically important to not neglect a review of college costs and the financial aid process.
One of the stress points for high school students applying to college is finding their unique voice for the personal statement and supplemental essays. Standing out in a way that will highlight a student’s strengths and their ability to contribute to a college community is essential.
Paying for college is on everyone’s mind and it is one of the main pain points of the college search process for parents. Getting into the right financial mindset is essential for families as they start to navigate finding a college that is the best financial fit. Timing is everything and starting the process earlier rather than later will help families in the long run.
I spend most of my time on both sides of the desk. What does this mean? On one side of the desk, I’m working within college admissions and guiding students through the nuances of applications and scholarships.