As we all know, college has become quite expensive. Yet few families think about that until their students have applied and been accepted to colleges that might be out the price range for them. I heard this broadcast on the radio this morning and firmly believe that discussing college costs early in the process will make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to applications and acceptance. Check out the article here:
Here is an interesting article from the New York Times. It reinforces the philosophy that students should take their first SAT or ACT early, giving them an opportunity to take it again. For students on the free lunch program at their high school, be sure to check with your counselor or College and Career Center to receive fee waivers.
The Coast to Coast College Tour, featuring UC Berkeley, Dartmouth University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt University, will be visiting Southern California and the Los Angeles area on October 1. This program will provide the opportunity to learn about each college and their admissions process. Students and families can sign up here: apply.dartmouth.edu/register/LAC2C-F18
In addition to posting news that might be useful to high school students planning for college, I do run across articles that might be helpful to new college freshmen and their families. Check out this recent article from the Los Angeles Times: