When it comes to college choice, students rarely go it alone. Behind almost every stressed-out high school student is a parent-student relationship hoping to make dreams come true. New Eduventures data shows that almost half of families (46%) begin the dreaming, exploration, and worrying as soon as high school begins. And for nearly another quarter (22%), this process begins as early as middle school.
Early Application to college has gone from a good option for students who really know what they want, to a strategic play for those who are trying to increase their odds of getting into a college.
Recently, we had a conversation with a prospective parent who is sending her son to a private institution in the northeast.
The sudden move to test optional opened the floodgates, encouraging students to apply to more and different kinds of institutions. As the dust begins to settle, one thing is clear – the public doctoral institution came out on top.
In a recent advisory call with a public four-year institution, we noted that 80% of traditional undergraduate student inquiries responding to the Eduventures Prospective Student Research showed interest in applying to this institution. Were congratulations in order?...
Here are three dreaded questions for high school students: Where are you applying to school? What are you going to major in? What do you think you might do with that major? An uncertain student who doesn’t have immediate answers to those questions can easily feel...