An experienced college admissions coach can be critical to help students and families navigate the process, set priorities, and achieve better outcomes.
Parents I speak to often ask "What's the best university to study engineering?" or "Where is the best place for my daughter to study biomedicine?" There are many ways to answer this question. The answer I always give is: "It depends on your child." I tell them to focus on fit, not rank.
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.
Fewer than 50% of college-bound students graduate within six years, according to the U.S. Department of Educations’ College Scorecard. A mentor can help students develop a deeper sense of their personal needs and goals; develop a sense of possibility; and provide guidance with college admissions throughout the process.
On April 2, Aspire Education Project and LifeLaunchr presented a free webinar: "Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions." Presented by test preparation expert, Sy Kim, Director of Programs at Aspire, and Venkates Swaminathan, CEO of LifeLaunchr, the webinar was a great overview of the college admissions process for parents and students, to help each student get into and can afford the college or program that is the best fit for them.
The statistics are frightening. Nearly 30% of 4-year college students drop out after the first year. Fewer than two-thirds graduate with a degree. Given that the average student graduates with $37,000 in student loans, these numbers are scary.
So if you're concerned as a parent, you should be. But that doesn't mean you can't do things to improve the odds your child faces. Here are some tips on college selection to help you make the best choice possible.
Whatever your reasons, it's not too late to apply to college for fall 2016. There are still universities accepting applications for the fall. Here's a list of schools with deadlines in July.