How to Select the ‘Right’ School for Your Teen

How to Select the ‘Right’ School for Your Teen

Your teen has an amazing academic profile as well as the necessary other factors considered for admission– strong counselor/teacher recommendations, great extracurriculars, stellar athletics – all that will ensure your student will be a standout to those admissions officers. Your teen gets not one, but several acceptance letters from the schools he or she is wanting to attend. Congratulations! But now comes the other challenge – choosing the ‘right’ school. What also should be considered at this point besides the fact that your teen ‘feels’ that this college is the one? The real question is: How can you ensure that your student will graduate? Wrap your mind around these statistics: 34% don’t complete freshmen year 60% of college freshmen do not graduate in four years 95% of those students that attend very select schools graduate in 6 years 27% of college graduates have jobs in their closely related to their major 62% had jobs that did not require a college degree Why do some colleges...
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