While school is obviously very important, there are many aptitudes beyond the academic that children will need for college and life. Eileen Huntington offers several tips on how parents can get their children ready for a successful life after high school.
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.
When it comes to packing, he or she may be focused on dorm décor and clothes, but there are a number of other intangible items your teen will want to remember to bring along when he or she begins the college journey.
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.
When it comes to teens preparing for success on the SAT or ACT, here’s something parents need to know: not all test prep programs are created equal. And one of the most important things parents should look for when evaluating companies that deliver test prep courses is whether the program meets students’ distinct needs.
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.
While your teen certainly deserves a mental break from the hectic pace of school, holiday break is an ideal opportunity to focus on the things he or she needs to do in preparation for college. “The quiet of holiday break is a good time for teens to make sure they are on top of all of their college to-dos,” says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. “There is a lot for juniors and seniors to think about this time of year, and now is a perfect opportunity for students to review it all.”
If you are the parent of a high school student, college is likely on your mind—and so is how to pay for it. Many parents are not as informed as they could be about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), says CEO and Co-Founder, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Centers. “Most families understand that the FAFSA gives them access to federal student aid in the form of federal grants, work-study and loans, but the financial aid process can still be quite overwhelming,” says Huntington. She answers some of the most frequently asked questions about federal aid: