5 Useful Lessons For College Planning

Here are 5 valuable lessons to learn when starting the college planning process. This is best digested by high school Sophomores and Juniors!

Lesson 1: Define the key concepts for conducting a successful college search

What are the critical elements of your college game plan?

  • Affordability?
  • Admissability?
  • Fitting in?
  • All of the above?

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Lesson 2: Calculate your financial comfort zone

  • What is COA?
  • What is EFC?
  • What is Aid Eligibility?

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Lesson 3: Calculate how you (the student) “stacks up” against the competition

  • How does curriculum strength matter?
  • How does GPA work? Weighted? Unweighted?
  • How do standardized tests help or hinder Admissions?

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Lesson 4: Identify your college search criteria

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Lesson 5: Create your 18-24 month calendar

Build the major college planning events into your family calendar.

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