The Why and How of College Essays

Last week, I provided ideas on how to help your teen when they’re reluctant to write their college essay. I fully empathize with these teens, as writing does not come naturally to me. Remember, the process doesn’t have to start with a blank screen or a piece of paper. You can click here to...

Identifying Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

This weekend my family and I had the honor of participating in Wreaths Across America. The organization’s mission is to remember, honor, and teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations all across the U.S., at sea, and abroad. We along with several hundred at one of our local military cemeteries place...

How to Increase Your Child’s College Knowledge

I recently had the opportunity to work with these girl scouts towards their college knowledge badge. The badge has a variety of requirements they can do to earn the badge. The main steps include: Step 1: Explore your college search options Step 2: Start the admissions process Step 3: Make a financial plan Step...

4 Fundamental Things to Know About Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a concept that somewhat eluded me. It’s an opportunity for teens to take college courses while still in high school. Many states offer this program under a variety of names, such as Jumpstart, Concurrent Enrollment, Running Start, etc. I jumped at the opportunity to attend a seminar about dual enrollment at...

Things You Didn’t Know About College Applications

I am so excited to share this week’s special blog with you. I interviewed Linda Dennis, a college application expert. Her business is iCollege Consulting. Linda has helped many parents and kids navigate through the college application process. Linda has a lot to share with us about the college application process. You are really...

The College Application Process

You’ve narrowed down the choice of colleges and, now together, it is time to look into the schools’ costs, activities, clubs, sports and other things to be involved in. There is more to college than just class and homework, so having other activities in your child’s life will benefit them thoroughly. After choosing what...

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