The 12 Days of Christmas Teaching Tips: #8 College Applications
Are you having a “college application moment”? The biggest thing to remember is that it’s a very long process; it’s not the college application “moment” – it’s the college application “process.” The best way to increase your student’s chances of college admission and scholarships (and to maintain family harmony) is to begin your college applications on the very first day of senior year.
However, the first step of applying to college does not happen during senior year. The very first steps should begin when your student is a junior. Junior year is the time to select which colleges to apply to, visit the ones you’re most interested in, practice essay writing, take college applications tests (SAT and ACT), and get your records in order. Junior year is crucial, so don’t let it slip by!
Most colleges require a transcript, essays, test scores, letters of recommendation, and sometimes course descriptions, so start early in high school to educate yourself about the process. By the time senior year comes, you’ll be ready to turn everything in, and enjoy that last year with your child before they head off to college. Avoid becoming overwhelmed and, like the Boy Scouts, be prepared!
Resources for College Applications
Article: College Applications: The Parent’s Role
Coordinating Reference Book: The HomeScholar Guide to Admission and Scholarships
Online Class: Real Fast College Applications
Real Fast College Applications
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