College Planning

College Planning: Don’t be overwhelmed

Curriculum night, “Meet the Teacher” night, senior night, college planning night…have you been to any of these yet this year?

I sat in my school’s senior parent meeting, and I was sad.

But not for the reason you think! Ok…yes, I was sad to think, “I have a senior!”

But looking around, I thought of the other senior parents who were hearing this rush of important college application information for the very first time.

Hearing it generates tons of other questions. Some parents left the meeting with a glazed look in their eyes because they heard a tidal wave of information in that hour.

They felt behind. They felt stress. Not a good feeling. (BTW, senior parents…we can help. Schedule a Private Consultation for your family.)

Your trusted resource.

If you have a high school sophomore or junior, you need to connect with a trusted resource now. For many area families, that’s At The Core…our website, our social media posts, and our newsletter each week. We built them for you, to use at any time.

If you don’t want that “deer in the headlights” look after your Senior Night, catch one of our Tips for the College-Bound programs…a 3-hour workshop FILLED with info about ACT/SAT, what colleges look for, the application process, how to pick a college/major, how to pay for it and much more. We’ve gathered other area college planning experts to join us, too.

You’ll get a beefy take-home resource to support you after the workshop. Making this investment of your time (and a small fee to cover our costs) will pay dividends.

As I was leaving that senior parent meeting this week, a nice mom stopped me. She said, “I already know all that stuff because I attended ‘Tips.'” I want that confidence for all of you! See you at Tips!