It’s college acceptance time for many students throughout the country. Students have learned, and are continuing to learn, in these next few weeks, what colleges they will be accepted to.
But college is not just about getting in. It’s also about paying for the high cost of a college education. Some students are going to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships while others will simply get an acceptance letter, if that.
So how do students maximize the amount of free money they can potentially get to help pay for college?
We hope you are having a great February. Spring has not arrived yet, however, parents are already planning for the summer. Why? Because many summer deadlines are rapidly approaching. So, how should you plan your summer? More importantly, how should you plan a fun, enjoyable, yet strategic summer? Having the right summer game plan can maximize your college planning success and give you an edge in the college admissions process, so it’s important to think strategically.
Here are five ways to make the most of your summer:
Planning and preparing for college admissions is one thing; however, paying for college is entirely different. Unfortunately, many families only focus on how to get into college, not how to pay for it. What is important for families to understand is that there are very real and serious consequences of student debt. Understanding how to pay for college is crucial because it allows families to offset the sometimes exorbitant cost of college.
School is about more than just following an academic curriculum to fulfill graduation requirements. It’s also about seeing your school as an all-encompassing learning environment that has the potential to teach you more than what you can learn inside the classroom. In fact, what you learn outside the classroom can be just as important, if not more important, than what you learn inside the classroom. This is because many important character-building skills that are learned outside the classroom are directly applicable to succeeding in life.
With the high school year officially getting underway and summer coming to a close, it’s important that students with college aspirations understand how college admission officers think about the admissions process. Because if a student can really understand how a college admission officer thinks, then this will allow the student to develop an action-oriented, strategic, and purposeful game plan that will make him/her as competitive as possible when applying to college. So let’s get into the mindset of admissions officers and discuss how they think so you can maximize your chances of getting into the college of your choice.
We hope you are having a great summer. As the summer is starting to wind down, it’s important to start thinking about the next school year. Each year is about building upon the previous year to develop a strategic game plan that will culminate into getting into the college of your choice, with as much free money as possible.
To help you develop a strategic game plan for the following school year, it’s important that you know which areas are important to focus on. Here are five key areas that can make a significant difference in how you are viewed by college admission officers:
In this blog article, we want to show you how developing effective long-term and short-term strategies can help you win scholarship money to help you pay for the high cost of college. We will first discuss why having a long-term strategy is the best approach when trying to win scholarships, and then we will discuss steps you can take right now to stand out in the scholarship selection process. Remember, winning scholarships is all about understanding those factors that are involved in the decision-making process. Once you understand what is important, and what isn’t, it will become much clearer to you what you need to do to increase your chances of winning those scholarships you apply to.