In a recent newsletter, BigFuture.org by The College Board shared five things parents can do this month to help their teen stay on track with college interviews and applications.
Your teen will be busy during the next few months with college applications, not to mention schoolwork, extracurriculars, jobs and more. But don’t worry — follow these tips this month and you can help him or her stay on track.
1. Know what’s next with college interviews, applications and admission tests.
2. Watch scholarship deadlines.
Some scholarships have deadlines early in the fall of senior year. Check the due dates and make sure they are on your child’s calendar so all the pieces of the application get completed.
3. Firm up recommendation letter candidates.
Recommendations reveal things about your child that grades and test scores can’t. Colleges often ask for two or three recommendation letters from people who know applicants well. Read these tips to help your child get great letters of recommendation.
4. Finalize application essays.
Your child may have begun to work on college essays this summer, but now’s the time to finalize them. Remind your teen that college admission officers want to learn about him or her through the essay.Check out these three sample topics.
5. Start planning for college interviews.
By Elizabeth England, Writing Coach