The reward comes long after you've done the work. Don't wait until the night before -- or the month before -- to create a game plan.
Twice a month the members of "pitch" sit in a quiet dark room during lunch. Every face assumes a blank stare for five minutes, as we sit in silence....
Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.
A part of me feels that the school seemed to present itself as better than it was. I was told that there is always something going on around campus, that the student-teacher ratio was amazing and visited on a warm fall day.
In theory, it sounds great -- if a student knows what he or she wants, why not go for it right away and escape the stress and tough decisions of the typical college application process?
Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind.
A year ago, if you told me that I'd be satisfied with where I was, I wouldn't believe you. I had gotten rejected from two schools on the same day and the only relatively redeeming quality to that day was that I was waitlisted to another.
Remember the dreaded thin letter is simply a thin letter. This piece of paper says nothing about your worth, creativity or potential.
Students who are lucky enough to have received multiple college acceptances have quite a challenging decision-making process ahead of them. When evaluating their final criteria about which school to attend, they are burdened with multiple factors to consider.
I'd encourage you to consider three factors especially predictive of a terrific college career. Maybe these ideas will help you find the right college fit.
Interests can make for a richer college, so they can make for a richer application; but if this year's admissions decisions have taught us anything, nothing is a sure bet.
This March was one of the most stressful, hectic months of my life. I feel like everything was either beginning or ending for me, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to decide what I should be letting go, what I should be working hard on and what I must learn to laugh off.
There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.
I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.
With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.
If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.