The 2020-2021 school year has been challenging to say the least. With that in mind, it is important for students applying for college to remember that the admissions process is in full steam.
College is very different from high school. But how exactly? Here are seven of the biggest ways that the two differ to make your teen aware of.
The way you talk about college can have a tremendous influence on your child. Here are a few facts to share with your child to convince him or her that college is an excellent idea.
There’s a lot for students to do when it comes to preparing to go to college. Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that the volume of to-dos increases substantially. As teens near the time when they need to submit applications, she offers five tips for working on those college applications.
Wondering what exactly to expect regarding the Adversity Score (also known as the Adversity Index)? Huntington discusses the three different components.
Whether your teen is knee-deep in college viewbooks and applications or he or she is just beginning to explore his or her college options, the college admission process can easily instill fear and anxiety in the calmest of parents and teens.
If your teen is starting to think about college, it’s also a good time to work on developing a resume.
College planning is a highly involved process. If you and your teen are feeling overwhelmed by the many aspects of this important decision, it’s best to take a deep breath and remember: one step at a time.
With many colleges’ regular decision applications due between January 1 and February 1, holiday break for high school seniors is a good time to put any finishing touches on the college application package—including the essay. CEO and Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that whether the colleges to which their teens are applying require an essay or strongly encourage one—or their teens have chosen to write essays to strengthen their overall application—it is best to take a methodical approach to the writing process. “The application essay gives admissions officers a glimpse of your teen as a student and person and tells them a lot about his or her goals, work ethic, character and more,” Huntington says. “A well-planned, well-thought-out essay can have a tremendously positive impact.”
Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions of your teen’s life. While exciting, the process of identifying schools and narrowing the list can be overwhelming to many students. CEO and Co-Founder, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says the best way for parents to help is by reminding their teens that there are several essential components to evaluating colleges. “Too often, teens get their hearts set on one or two things and ignore everything else,” she says. “It’s important to focus on what matters most and not overlook the factors that really make the college experience.” She offers this list of key considerations for teens and parents to keep on hand when embarking on the college search: