College SelectionYour student has worked hard for a high GPA and solid exam scores. Now what? You and your student have all the pieces but how do you find the colleges where they fit?
Many families believe that more is better. I have been witness to students sending out application to as many as 19 schools. This student received multiple acceptances but paid a lot of application fees and could still only attend one of the colleges.
I suggest you take a more targeted approach that involves close examination of programs, professors, campus amenities, rules, and regulations. Your student should feel comfortable attending every school on their list so there are no disappointments.
We can help you identify the right school for your student and provide support and information that will increase their chances for admission. To find out how, contact Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant, for a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.
Course Selection in Houston Texas
No one is surprised to hear that grades are an important consideration in the college application process. What you may not realize is that demonstration of leadership skills and quality participation in extracurricular activates can receive equal consideration. Also, good grades are not the whole story. The rigor of the courses your student will take is evaluated as closely as the grades themselves. How do you strike the right balance?
In a perfect world your child would take challenging and interesting courses, participate in activities they love and excel in them. They would also have plenty of opportunities to help manage and organize those activities.
Get closer to that perfect world by helping your child plan to take advantage of those opportunities when they come along and to create those opportunities to when they don’t present themselves. Contact Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant, for a free Skype session or face to face meeting to find out how selecting the right courses and activities can have a tremendous impact on the college application.
Applications are usually straight forward but can pose a problem when instructions are unclear. Items can also exist on the forms that escape the attention of your student. With almost every college reporting record numbers of applications, mistakes become an easy filter to decrease the number of applications that are seriously considered. Don’t let your student’s application get discarded before being evaluated. Relax when your student is ready to hit the submit button on their application, knowing that it is accurate, complete and impressive.
The ability for your student to produce a superior application does not happen over night. There are things we can do beginning prior to the freshman year in high school that can make all the difference. Find out what those things are by contacting Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant, for a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.
Some form of essay is a part of practically every college application. The importance of the essay is growing with the increased numbers of applications submitted to the nation’s colleges each year. This brief explanation of self by the student can make or break the application. When the most prominent complaint from colleges concerning high school seniors is that they do not write well, this can become an Achilles Heel for many students.
You can guarantee that your student will write an essay that tells a meaningful story that flows from beginning to end and delivers the kind of information that will cause admissions personnel to want to meet them. These are the kind of essays that can tip the scales in your favor.
Don’t let essays stand in the way of the college dreams you have for your student. Contact Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant, for a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.
Letter of Recommendation
Not every college requires or even wants to see a letter of recommendation while some want several letters. There is even a scholarship application that will require five letters of recommendation from your student should they decide to apply. Who should write these letters, how far in advance should they be requested, what materials need to be supplied and how are the letters to be delivered?
Letters of recommendation that fit seamlessly alongside the application, essays and compliment the transcript and test scores are invaluable. Don’t worry about who, what, how and when concerning getting great letters of recommendation.
Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant has formulated a system that allows you to help your child find the right adults in their life, approach them at the right time and guide them in producing letters of recommendation that are tailor made for their unique application. Contact us for a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.
The purpose of the college visit is not only to see the campus and talk to representatives, but to gauge the comfort level of the campus and get a feel for the campus atmosphere. When that college requires crossing several state lines, inconvenient doesn’t even begin to describe the situation.
If you had access to methods that help you evaluate key components of each campus, talk to helpful campus representatives and even watch virtual tours so that a number of campus factors could be compared before ever leaving home, would it help preserve your travel budget? Be strategic with your campus visits to save money and time.
Contact Daniels Education Consulting your Houston area College Consultant, to evaluate first and visit only the colleges that deserve serious consideration. You can schedule a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.
Relatively few schools require interviews as a part of the admissions process. Though they may not be required, an increasing number of colleges are making interviews available to prospective students. How well does your student communicate with others? Be confident that when the submit button is clicked that the college is impressed with the student as well as the application. Make sure that Daniels Education Consulting Houston area College Consultant has supplied your student with interview preparation materials and conducted a mock interview. There is no substitute for putting an impressive face to an outstanding application. Contact us for a free Skype session or face to face meeting at your convenience.