Tips for Families with Seniors
Tips for Senior Families:
If grades begin to slip, talk to your child as
soon as possible. Listen and offer constructive feedback. Remind them that colleges will utilize their senior grades for admissions even after they have been accepted.
Contact her/his counselor if there are concerns.
Now is the time to offer administrative/organizational support in the college application process. It is essential that each Senior take the lead on his/her application process. Provide gentle support/encouragement is key.
Note: It is necessary for the Senior to initiate all conversations and communications with college representatives at all times during the college application process.
Before the final college list has been completed, make sure that a variety of colleges are represented. This means ensuring a well rounded collegeapplication list by selecting colleges which fall under the following categories:
‘Challenging, Possible and Likely’.
Familiarize yourself with the procedures/requirements for each of the college applications on your child’s college list. Create a paper or electronic calendar that is shared of deadlines and with to do list items.
Communicate with your student what you can afford for college so your student can understand the importance of scholarships and applying to colleges that offer financial options that can meet the family's needs.