What’s going down for the college-bound? Students in the graduating high school class of 2015 are in a collective frenzy of application preparation. If you’ve written your essay, you should make sure you’ve followed all of our 7 Steps to an Amazing College Essay. If you haven’t written that all-important essay yet, get to it!!
If the college application process is making your family insane, you may enjoy this New York Times writer’s call to Throw Out the College Application System:
We send students to spend half a day at a testing center to take the SAT. We ought to invest equal time in sending them to assessment centers to gauge their values and their social, emotional and creative capabilities.
You may also consider these 10 Ways For Parents To Stay Sane During The College Application Season.
In September, the Hechinger Report asserted that the real cost of college is probably even higher than you think:
Nearly nine out of 10 freshmen think they’ll earn their bachelor’s degrees within the traditional four years, according to a nationwide survey conducted by an institute at UCLA. But the U.S. Department of Education reports that fewer than half that many actually will. And about 45 percent won’t have finished even after six years.
On the other hand, a new lucrative scholarship opportunity just emerged from an unlikely source. The LinkedIn Scholarship will be disbursing $100,000 to promote the site’s new Decision Board, which helps students search for colleges. And don’t worry… if you don’t earn enough scholarship for U.S. schools, you can always look to Germany!