Chances are, your high school is holding a college fair this month. Admissions officers from schools across the country are out and about, traveling to their local regions and visiting high school students at college fairs.
If your child is in 10 -12th grade, they should go. More than likely, the person representing the college is the actual person who will some day be reading his/her essay. I also recommend stopping by your local NACAC college fair. In South Florida, check out the NACAC College Fair at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center next Wednesday, October 19. There are many great colleges, large and small, public and private, who will be in attendance, including some great “A” schools for “B” students, and of course, nearly every Florida school.
With another record year for applications expected, making a personal connection can be the difference between a thick envelope (the one that is filled with orientation information and financial aid offers) and a rejection letter in April.
P.S. There are more than 3,700 colleges out there — one that is right for every student at every budget. BUT, the longer you put off the process, the fewer options you will have. If you or someone you know is among the 97% of families feeling the aching pressure of college planning, why not ease that pressure by finding out what you can do to maximize the college funds at your disposal. Join me this Thursday, October 13th for an in-depth look at How to Pay for College in THIS Economy. Click here to register.