College Admissions

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

For high school students all over the country, summer vacation can be a moment to take a break after all the AP exams, standardized tests, and an intense school year. But it’s also a time to really focus on college admissions and college planning. Why? Because once fall semester starts, the calendar moves really fast!

Here’s a great list of things parents and students can do over the summer!

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Happy College Signing Day

LifeLaunchr is proud to join in the College Signing Day initiative. Our students have been accepted into top public universities including the Universities of California, Oregon, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas, Sonoma State University, and San Francisco State University. And they have been accepted into private universities including Bard College, Hampshire College, the University of San Francisco,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Oxford University. Some are headed to great two-year colleges and some to gap years. We’re proud of all of them!!

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The LifeLaunchr Webinar: U.K. College Admissions

The deadline for applying to U.K. universities for Fall 2018 admission is coming up fast, on January 15, 2018.  That’s also the deadline to apply for deferred admissions for Fall 2019. LifeLaunchr’s recent webinar “Applying to College in the U.K.? Meet the January 15 deadline!” helped parents and students by providing expert advice on U.K. college admissions from LifeLaunchr coach Amy Garrou.

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Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 5

Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 5

At many high schools, counselors don’t start engaging with students about planning for college until spring of junior year.
But if you’re a parent or student, waiting till spring of junior year makes college planning harder for many reasons. In fact the best advice for parents is to start early: as early as possible, in freshman year if you can. College planning really starts the first day of high school, since its when all the work your teen will do starts making a difference.

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Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 3

Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 3

For teens starting out in life after high school, or parents helping them, remember: your first gig after college doesn’t have to be your final “true passion,” but it does have to pay the bills so you can keep searching. So find a way to balance pragmatism and passion in your choice of college and major.

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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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Building a Four-Year Roadmap for College

Building a Four-Year Roadmap for College

College planning really starts in freshman year, so building a four-year roadmap for college is very important. For students, freshman year in high school is when grades and courses start to matter, in the sense that someone at a university will see them and might use them to make a decision about their admissions. For parents, it’s when you’ve got to start helping your child make good decisions about how to use their time. It’s also when saving money for college becomes critically important.

Myths About Scholarships

Myths About Scholarships

Scholarships matter a lot for students headed to college because college is so expensive. But myths about scholarships hold people back from finding and applying for scholarships.

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