How early is too early to start the college planning process?
Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s was a father of 9 and a humorous man. He had a statement that is one of my favorites:
“In a big family, the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay, there are a lot more coming along.”
Here are some items to consider about your student’s high school career:
- If a student is applying early decision to a school 67% of his/her GPA is a product of freshman and sophomore year grades.
- Develop leadership opportunities early – a Senior Year jump into the robotics club to pad your resume doesn’t cut it to admission boards
- Understanding learning styles, natural intelligence and developing possible career paths can begin as early as sophomore year
- Provide internal motivation by visiting college campuses sooner rather than later. This foster academic and personal development.
- For the Class of 2020, FAFSA will look at your 2017 income. We think it is incredibly important to understand your financial aid picture prior to placing schools in front of your student to consider.
College Placement Consulting offers comprehensive college planning services. In helping to identify each student’s next best step in the college process, our goal at CPC is to eliminate stress, de-mystify the process, and internally motivate each student by using state of the art resources and top notch specialists. If you are interested in learning more, you can schedule a consultation here or contact us at 410-822-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org