Below you can download the slide deck of the presentation I gave – and you’ll see I skipped a few slides so there’s more here than we discussed! All the links in this pdf are hyperlinked.
Additionally, here are a few more resources that may answer some common questions (this is kind of the “greatest hits” of our blog):
We have a three-part series on financial aid:
Here are some big-picture topics:
- What are Colleges Looking For?
- What does Holistic Admission Mean?
- What’s My GPA for College Admissions?
- What’s a School Profile?
People frequently ask us where and how to start building their college list. We tell them that rankings are not the best place to start. As you will learn in this post and the embedded webinar, rankings don’t tell you if a college is good or right for YOUR CHILD. So if the rankings aren’t the right place to start, what is? Here are 3 posts to help you get started:
- Building your college list (part 1)
- Building your college list (part 2)
- How many colleges should I apply to?
We also strongly recommend some introspection – on the part of your teen – before you start putting actual college names on the list. Think about the KIND OF ENVIRONMENT in which they’ll be happy and successful, instead of starting with college names. Here’s a resource to help with that introspection:
I hope these resources help. You’ll find even more on our Resources page (keep checking back as we add things all the time!). You can subscribe to our newsletter on the “Contact Us” page, and you can see all of our archived newsletters on this page. We also invite you to “Like” our Facebook page, where we post lots of interesting articles and information.
If you feel you’d like some extra one-on-one guidance as your child goes through the process, feel free to get in touch through the “Contact Us” page. We’re happy to help!