There are many different paths to college admissions, each with their own rules of engagement. In this episode, Dr. Beth Dennard and Certified Educational Planner and Bright Futures Consulting’s Director of Operations, Elana Guerra, M.Ed will help take the confusion and uncertainty out of college admissions. You’ll also learn the college admissions rules of engagement for each of the 6 different plans.
Learn the Rules of Engagement for these 6 Admissions Plans
It can be a real challenge for students and their families to know all of the options and rules for college admissions. And once you learn them, how do you decide which plan will be most strategic for your specific goals? Especially since admissions rules and student goals seem to be constantly changing during these uncertain times. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the answers to all of these questions and more so your student can apply with confidence this college admissions season.
In this episode we’ll talk about the following:
- The rules of engagement for college admissions
- If and how these rules have or are changing this year
- Why it’s in your students best interest to learn the rules of engagement
- And how to embrace rules to succeed in uncertain times
For the blog version of this episode, click here.
Parents, here’s your homework for this week:
- Talk to your teenager about why following the rules is more important now than ever, even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.
- If they ask you who makes up the rules, you have the answer! Let them know these aren’t imaginary rules that you made up. They’re very real.
- Have your student consider which path they’ll take in the college admissions journey. BFC counselors can help answer any questions they have about each option. Schedule a complimentary consultation here to start the conversation.
- Finally, instill the importance of following the rules and being honest whenever you can. Remind them that it’s a two-way street. By being honest, you encourage others to be honest with you too.
Related Articles, Resources, & Content
- When hiring an independent educational consultant (like your counselors at Bright Futures Consulting), make sure they are part of one of the following 3 professional organizations. These organizations govern all legitimate Independent Educational Consultants:
- Elana Guerra was also a guest on Self-Accepted Podcast Episode 8, “Why Your Teen Should Start Setting Goals Now”.
- Listen to Episode 2 of Self-Accepted Podcast for tips on having the money talk with your teen, or read the blog here.
- This spreadsheet (compiled by Big J Consulting) offers data to help you understand if applying “Early Decision” will increase your chances of admission.
- The College Board offers some insight to help families decide if Early Decision is right for them.