College Success Bulletin
I want you to look over my shoulder at an email I sent to my clients last week.
Here’s a quickie list of “to-do’s” for Class of 2014 kids, as we finish up the academic year.
- Testing: AP and SAT II (and SAT/ACT). Duh. If you haven’t yet registered to take any of these, do so immediately (see the testing coordinator at your high school for details)
- Take a look at summer classes in an academic or career area that you’re interested in. It looks great on a college resume, but hopefully it’s enjoyable for your student. (Online courses from colleges are also an option.)
- Line up an internship/shadowing experience, preferably in a field related to what you’re thinking about studying. Not only looks great on the old resume, but also could be a eye-opening experience.
- Resume: if you haven’t yet done one, do it
- Teacher recommendations. Think about who you’ll ask. The earlier you ask them, the better – it shows courtesy, since you’re lining them up before they get slammed by all the other requests.
- Athletes: if you are contemplating playing in college, see your guidance counselor about registering for the NCAA Clearinghouse. Be proactive and reach out to college coaches too – you recruit them, not just the other way around! That means following up with OFF-LINE communications, not just online, in addition to camps, videos, etc.
Everyone: good luck on your Regents, finals, APs, SAT IIs and all the other crap you have to deal with!
That’s it for now – over and out!
P.S. Get a jump on your college planning. If you’re the parent of a Class of 2014 student, but you’ve been putting off your college planning for weeks, months, years, I’ve created a resource for you.