It’s all about envisioning themselves there! Get your student on some college campuses early in high school to increase excitement about their own futures. Look at college websites together, read reviews (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org or the Fiske Guide (https://www.amazon.com/Fiske-Guide-Colleges-2017-Edward/dp/1402260679) as examples. Check out video tours (https://www.youniversitytv.com/category/college/) of college campuses too! By becoming more aware of colleges and the wide diversity of experiences available, students will likely approach the hard work of high school with much more purpose.
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Your student will be more inclined to work hard if they can see why they are doing it. Students who are subjected to the hard work of high school with no vision on the horizon of what college might look like may not take high school seriously. Many of them feel the work just isn’t worth it. Students who are excited and determined to have the ideal college experience will often put in the effort and hard work needed to get into the college of their choice.
We paint a vivid picture of campuses across the country for our students. Since there are over 3000 college campuses across the country, our students find it extremely helpful to get direction from people who tour regularly and know what to look for and what questions to ask! With each campus boasting a unique college atmosphere and educational opportunity, there are many choices out there. We guide our students to colleges that meet their needs & personalities.
Excitement encourages students to take ownership of the college application process. While it’s important to offer your child help during their college search process, you can’t make all their decisions for them., nor should you! Students who are internally motivated to attend college more frequently take the initiative to research colleges and will strive to do their best work in high school.
We suggest colleges that would be appropriate to visit in person and through campus video tours and resources. Having visited hundreds of colleges throughout the country, we are familiar with what opportunities and programs are out there. We will offer a list of colleges for students to visit in order to get a better understanding of what college life is like and what they can expect when they get there.