I’ve counseled young folks in middle and high school through the maze of applying for college. I’m sharing my advice for them with this college planning series.
These college planning posts are for middle and high school students and their families. Be sure to download the free college planning checklist, cost calculation, and career interest worksheets. And I’m including some interesting resource links!
College planning posts
- Preparing for college, Part 1 High School Early decision, official transcripts, college entrance exams, and FAFSA
- Preparing for college, Part 2 High School choose colleges by major, future careers, calculate college costs, find scholarships
- Preparing for college, Part 3 Middle School high school graduation requirements, college admission, savings, possible careers, options after high school, résumés
Resource links for college planning
- The SAT website
- The ACT test dates
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the US Department of Education
- Net Price Calculator from the US Department of Education
- College Salary Report from Pay Scale
- Find colleges with the College Navigator from the US National Center for Education Statistics
And for more reading…
Here are some resources that will be helpful to your family while preparing for college
- How common is a gap year? From The Atlantic
- College preparation books for parents and students reviewed by Lisa at Hopewell’s Library of Life
- Station 1 is a non-profit educational organization working on the the university of the future. Students should check out the Station1 Frontiers Fellowship.
- Where you go is not who you’ll be by Frank Bruni – on the competition to get into college
- Early decision and buyer’s remorse from Palo Alto Online – make peace with your early decision choice!
- Report on Turning the Tide, calling for big changes in college admissions
- 5 ways to jump start college readiness from Debt Free Divas
- Coalition for College – online tools for students to prepare for college
- Better Make Room has tools for students to learn the steps for applying to college and finding the money for it!
I’ll be looking for comments below, or contact me at lisa[at]casabouquet[dot]com.
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