Last week I did a quick flash poll of my seniors and their parents I wanted to get their reflections and advice for students who were about to go through the college process. Many of them were knee deep in college applications and wrangling the new Common Application. (I'm sure you all have read about the many problems with the new Common Application). Here are some of the results of my flash poll:
If your child has a learning difference, get help to find colleges that will have the resources your child needs.
Common App problems were unexpected obstacle when we were ready to apply. Lisa coached us through it which took the stress away. Again, starting early really helped.
Start early and I mean early like maybe when you are 5.
Find a college application coach! A college application coach has helped our daughter's college application process so much. She has helped to preserve a good relationship with our child through a very stressful and confusing process. She has helped find appropriate schools to our child's interests and temperament, and our family budget.