Insider tips for the week of December 6, 2021


truth about college5 blunt truths about college – Marybeth Bock shares important insights every parent with a HS student should read (my favorite: not all professors are skilled teachers).  As a bonus, she also recommends 5 books to check out that expand on her points.


Maximizing your campus visitConsider making a college visit part of an upcoming travel plan. Even 9th graders can benefit from getting onto a campus and beginning to learn what college is about. Belmont University has an excellent blog post about Maximizing Your College Visit Experience.


parent writing letterThe 3 S’s – An open letter to parents – Jon McGee provides advice to fellow parents on how they might think about and prepare for their child’s college expenses.


What college admission officers say they want in a candidate – Spend a few minutes reading advice directly from the horse’s mouth in this insightful Washington Post article. My favorite “The most attractive applications ultimately grant me insight into the applicant’s passion, motivation and reasoning behind wanting to be at [insert college].”