When should your child start their college search? Many parents and school counselors think the college search begins in 12th grade, but earlier is better. It’s best to start thinking about the college search and application process as early as 9th or 10th grade, when you can still change your high school curriculum and impact your extra-curricular activities.
Saving your college search until 12th grade is a mistake that many people make: In fact, the college search and application process is really a two-phase process. Many people jump in and start with Phase 2 without ever completing Phase 1! But by senior year, your child might be overwhelmed with academics by senior year, and college applications will add even more pressure. To save you and your child a stressful senior year, you need to start early.
We shared our college search tips for 10th and 11th graders with the readers of the Westwood/Century City Patch to help all parents learn about the ideal time to get started.
May 1 is national college decision day! Seniors and their parents can finally say they have survived the college admissions process! Congratulations to all in this enviable position.Juniors and Sophomores (and even freshmen!) – believe it or not, you are already in the middle of your college search process – your grades from 9th, 10th and 11th grade will count very heavily when you apply to colleges in the fall of your senior year. Keep those grades UP! If you feel like you’re behind because you haven’t started looking yet, this can be…
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