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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How to Keep Your Sanity During the College Application Process

How to Keep Your Sanity During the College Application Process

The following newsletter is written by Glenda Augustine of Ask Glenda! K-College Educational Strategist: Senior year is here and everyone, including me, has opinions and advice. My advice after going through the process with four kids and children of friends and family over the past 10 years: Stay focused ONLY on your child not your child's classmates! Your child may push you away, tell you “This is my process and I got it”, share everything or nothing. There will be yelling and crying. No way can you devote energy focusing on anyone elses college choices! Yes, you have a wonderful, intelligent child and no one knows him or her better than you, but they have to work with their schools college counselor for better or worse and that's another reason why worrying about another student is a waste of time. (There are times you may have to seek a private counselor, but that's a whole other article!) You, as the parent, should oversee the list your...
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