For those of you who have or know a high school junior, it is now a great time to start the college planning process!
Starting now allows families enough time to get a targeted list of colleges and visit some of them before this summer!
Many of our clients ask about visiting colleges over the summer. Visiting over the summer doesn’t allow students to see the campus in full swing. Many schools don’t have students on campus over the summer, which is an important piece of the puzzle. They need to be comfortable with the social milieu on campus.
Has your junior signed up for the ACT or SAT?
If your student has a documented learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, chronic health problems or mental health struggles, they may benefit from various accommodations on the ACT or SAT. Many of our clients receive extended time (over multiple days), a reader, tests in a separate room, no scantron, etc. If your child has an IEP of 504 plan, be sure to reach out to their case manager and ask them to apply for accommodations through ACT or College Board (SAT).
Do you know a high school senior? Decision time is approaching!
Deciding where to go to college is a very stressful decision for many students. This is often the first major decision they are making in regards to their education. If your senior is struggling with their decision, help them create a list of priorities, and go through each option and rank them based on your impressions. Remind them, they have until May 1st to make a final decision. They have time to think about it and gather any information they may need to make an informed decision.
Has your senior been working with us?
As you know, we love to work closely with our students. We always offer our clients a meeting to discuss college options. Again, this is a HUGE decision! You have great options to choose from and we want you to feel confident in your decision. We don’t want our clients to survive in college. We want them to thrive!