As I work with my students through the college choice and application process, I believe this article to be very informative and helpful.
“It’s hard choosing among so many colleges and universities; how can families minimize anxiety during the process?…
In the process, one question often remains unasked, although it’s often evident in every other question: ‘What if I pick the wrong school?’
Leaving aside the complexities of financing a college education, here are some tips that may help you and your kids bring the anxiety level down a few notches…”
With a wonderful conclusion: “Actively celebrate your choice and your future. Schwartz calls this practicing an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ The college you choose has also chosen you. That means a great deal. They’re betting that you’ll come to campus, succeed, and be a credit to the institution. To be chosen is an honor and it’s now up to you to be worthy of it. Say thanks to the admission committee and your recommenders, buy the sweatshirt, find out who your roommate(s) will be, check out the course catalogue and consider the clubs and teams you’d like to be on. See where alumni have gone. Let go of all the craziness that’s plagued you for the last 18 months.” Click here to read more.