The Coalition Application is one of the biggest changes in the college application process this year. Here's what it means for you.
The key to making a good college list is to focus on finding colleges that are good fits, rather than chasing after the highest ranked one. Most rankings are arbitrary and don’t reflect an institution's true educational quality. Focus on finding an authentic balance: of likelihood, cost, earnings, educational program, culture, and other factors.
College is a consequential decision, and the admissions process can be complex and stressful. To give families a head start, we at LifeLaunchr compiled this selection of insider tips from college admissions counselors in the country – people who have helped thousands of students find and get into great-fit schools.
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.
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.