Over the years, we’ve heard some of the STUPIDEST things from guidance counselors.
- Don’t submit a resume, it’s too “braggy” and you’ll make the admissions officer feel badly
- Stick with [State University], it’s the best you can do
- You won’t get any money for college, it’s a waste of time to apply (but you should still sit through an excruciating line by line 90-minute presentation in our cafeteria on the FAFSA!)
Look, I actually like most guidance counselors, especially the ones who care and admit that “they don’t know what they don’t know.”
But you’re the one about to send your kiddo to college, and you need answers.
Answers to questions like,
How do I even apply for financial aid?
Should I bother, I own a home, have a job and pay my bills?
I’ve heard how easy it is to screw up the forms, how do I avoid checking the wrong box or messing up something else?
Is it true that there are “loopholes” that can help me qualify for more financial aid? I don’t care how sleazy or illegal they are, I can’t pay $65,000 per year per kid!
That’s why we’re hosting a brand-new, free presentation for parents of Class of 2018 and younger, How To Get Your Act Together For College.
We’re going to cover a bunch of checklist items for financial aid, scholarships, applications, essays, college visits, interviews, even how to handle your guidance counselor.
(We will NOT be discussing any sleazy or illegal tips.)
(I save the “good stuff” for actual clients! 🙂
This is the first time we’re sharing information like this, to be utterly candid. As in, I have no idea how things will go.
Especially because we’ll be running chat, live, which means that you’ll get to fire away your questions!
You’d be smart to tune in tonight before the school year picks up momentum and you learn that you don’t have time for anything!
Please forward this email invitation to any family who feels like they’re behind the College Eight Ball – while there’s still time! 🙂
See you tonight!
Andy “Despised By Guidance Counselors” Lockwood
P.S. This presentation is definitely NOT going to be the “same old same old” as you’ll hear this Fall at one of those high school College Nights. Pearl and I are 100% independent, we don’t answer to any administration or district, which is why you’ll hear a lot of non politically-correct opinion and pointers. (Consider yourself warned! 🙂