Your Role in the College Admissions Process
Please view this presentation and read the points below. Invite you to also navigate the other areas of the website with your student.
- It is important to attend financial aid presentations, counselor presentations, workshops WITH your student. If your student is unable to attend, no worries, but make sure that you share information.
- Check their grades as often as possible and continue to support them and cheer them on. Ask them often "what are you working on and what scholarships have you applied for?"
- Sit down with your student and prepare a list of what he/she is looking for in a college and then help him/her sort through the information they receive from the different institutions. Remember to support your teens decisions here, not your personal agenda.
- In the fall register for an FSA ID with FAFSA you can assist your student with financial aid forms as early as October
- In March, the award notices will start coming in. Look at the financing carefully and make comparisons!
- Go on trips with your student to as many of his or her top school choices. A visit to the campus is invaluable to making a decision. Again, offer advice but let them make their own decision.
- There may be stressful times during senior year, remind them how hard they have worked and help maintain the level of stress down.