There are many exciting and wonderful aspects about a student's junior year in high school. But, what tends to creep into student minds from Day One, is that he is not just a junior, he is now a Rising Senior. The idea of senior year being just a year away opens the door to stress and confusion for many. However, with planning and organization, a student's junior year can be enjoyed. Why is Junior year so stressful? Juniors often carry heavy academic course loads. Difficul
Choosing a college is a very important decision, and the college selection and admissions process can be stressful and complicated. Many families are looking to independent college consultants to assist with the process. In fact, in the 2015 high school class, 26% of all students used a college consultant in some part of the college admissions process. In the past, students and families have been guided by high school guidance counselors, or they take on the process by them
You study the majors each school offers, carefully narrow your options to three schools, visit the campus, fill out the application, apply for scholarships and then throw it all out the window and choose your college because you always wanted to go there. Does this really happen? YES – more often than you can imagine! How can I avoid that mistake? We can help. Here’s a list of the top 3 fatal mistakes made during the college selection process. Mistake 1: Ignore the facts.
Me: "Tell me what you're thinking about potential colleges. Have you narrowed your list to 5 or less?" Unnamed HS Senior: "Well, I have two schools in mind and I think I'll go to whichever school Tom decides on. They're pretty much all the same so I'll just go where he wants to." WHAT?! This doesn't really happen does it? I'm sorry to report that it happens more than any parent really wants to know. Does it matter? I think, yes, it matters. It matters to the extent that