Parents: Getting your child excited for college

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Help your student envision themselves on a college campus. Crossing that threshold from high school to college is a sometimes daunting but exciting time, filled with new challenges and opportunities. As parents, it’s important to encourage your child to pursue further education and getting them excited about college is the first step. Get your student on some college campuses early so they can envision their own future and what they might want out of it. By becoming more informed about colleges and the wide diversity of experiences available, students will likely approach the hard work of high school with more purpose.

Your student will be more inclined to work hard toward the goal of getting in. Students who are subjected to the hard work of high school with no vision or hope on the horizon of what college might look like may not take high school seriously. Students who are excited and determined to have the ideal college experience will often put a great deal of effort and hard work towards getting into the college of their choice.

Excitement encourages students to take ownership of the college application process. While it’s important to offer your child help during their college application process, you can’t make all their decisions for them. Students who are internally motivated to attend college will more frequently take the initiative to research colleges and will strive to do their best when filling out applications.

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 available. 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.

We paint a vivid picture of campuses across the country for our students. Our one-on-one consultations and assessments allow us to get to know our students so we can provide insight into the types of colleges that might interest them. Since there are over 4000 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! With each campus boasting a unique college atmosphere and educational opportunity, there are many choices. We offer guidance in choosing the campuses that best fits their needs.

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to schedule a college consultation with us and learn about ways to get your child excited for college.