Getting Your Child into the Right College – Here’s the Key

Most people think the best way to prepare their child for college and beyond is to send them to school and make sure the “get good grades” or “take all the right classes.” Others feel “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” While strong grades, solid transcripts, and networking help, there are things that are far more important to your child’s success in college and beyond. The key to getting your child into the right college is knowing what

Here are a few things every student (and parent/concerned family member) needs to know:

What subjects does the student love?

I don’t mean like, here. What does the student light up about? What things are they so interested in that you have the call for them to stop reading about it doing it so they can eat? For some kids this is easy to spot through their school work, for others for others you may need to look a little deeper into what they love to read about or study on their own. Don’t underestimate their passions, they can literally show up anywhere.

What does the student like to do?  

For some kids this is easy to spot through their school work, for others it’s shows in their athletic pursuits. And there are still others who exhibit their passions through extracurricular activities, community service or other pursuits. Anything your child feels passionate about can become a lucrative field of study. Don’t underestimate this ever-changing world. It has become quite easy to monetize most knowledge and skills these days. This is not your parents’ job market. Getting into the right college and making savvy career and life choices can make all the difference between success and failure.

What environments does student thrive in and which do they not?

You can find this in which classes they love. They may love their Math class not because of love for the subject, but the way it’s taught and the way they get to interact with those in the class with them. The same can be said for the opposite. They may hate their Math class not because they hate the subject, but because they prefer a different learning environment.

Getting your child into the right college

Once you know the answers to these questions, you can go on to the next step in your child into the right college to provide the best academic environment to help your child prepare for life, career, and all that lies ahead. Stay tuned for the next step in making sure your child gets into the right college. Join our mailing list to be notified when we post again!

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