From the University of California Newsroom, here is an interesting article about teens who are able to spend time along, by choice. It offers time for self-reflection, meditation, and creative discoveries.
We've been overwhelmed this month with news of the college admissions scandal and cheating. Right on the heels, come admission statistics from the most selective colleges in the country. It's important to remember that there are thousands of colleges across the country where are students will receive an outstanding education.
Cost is an important consideration as juniors develop their college list. After all, what parents will pay for college affects the entire family, so I always recommend that parents discuss college costs with their students before they apply. And for seniors waiting for their admission decisions, costs and any awarded aid and scholarships should be considered. Here is an informative article from the Washington Post on college costs.
Here is another great blog from Rick Clark at Georgia Tech. I especially like the section, "set aside your biases." Keep an open mind as you research colleges to find schools that might be best for you. And have some fun along the way.
Here is some excellent information about financial aid from the UC Berkeley office of aid and scholarships. Financial aid applications for the 2019-20 school year are due on March 2!