Today I am announcing a series I will be posting on this blog called: The College Planning Guide. Each post will be a detailed reference on how to go about planning for college, with tips and advice from my own experience navigating this terrain.
As a senior, and even as a junior, you’ll be approached about preparing and planning for your academic future. It’s daunting, I know. When I was first approached about it I couldn’t wrap my head around all of the components that go into planning for this next chapter. It’s a process of searching, outlining, financing, and more.
My parents told me towards the end of my junior year that this was something I would really have to handle the bulk of on my own. It’s hard to find time in each of our busy lives to sit down together and do all of the research needed. I was apprehensive at first, but I brought my laptop to a coffee shop, ordered a grande mocha, and got to work.
It was a long journey but by the end of it, I felt like all of the work I had done was a testament to my ability to meet a challenge and work my way through it. It was one of those moments where I felt like I had tackled and handled something quite adult. I had to put a lot of effort into making sure I was organized and on top of everything I needed to be in order to apply to all my schools, and then, work out how I could manage to attend each.
Even though I did, and still manage much of this on my own, I do emphasize the importance of your designated high school counselor. They were an incredibly helpful aid.
I am writing this series because I wanted to share with all of you some advice on a subject that I know is overwhelming. Having a place to reference if need be is always helpful, and I hope this series of post can be that for you all. This is a process that no one should have to feel like they can’t handle or are tackling alone.
So, to all of you steeped in your studies like me, I hope you enjoy this College Planning series!