A great college admissions coach can help reduce the stresses of applying to college and make the process much easier to navigate.
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.
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.
Filling out federal forms is always scary. But if you’re applying to college – whether you want need-based or merit-based grants – filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an absolute must. This year brings some big changes to the FAFSA. The FAFSA is meant to be easy, and for many families it is. But for some families, it can be complex. For those families, LifeLaunchr can help.