My high school student should right now…

January 6, 2009

Midyear of highschool

What should you be doing right now if your student is a High School Senior.
Answer: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.FAFSA.ed.gov, dont slack off on your grades.

What should you be doing right now if your student is a High School Junior.
Answer: Your student should have a list of about 12 colleges he/she has interest in and should be narrowing down that list, by contacting the colleges, review brochures, view the college websites, check out college discussion boards, (www.collegeknowitall.com/ or www.chronicle.com or www.insidehighered.com) finally visit the campus during regular school hours. By the beginning of summer that list should be 8 schools that your student will actually apply to. Continue studying for the SAT and ACT.

What should you be doing right now if your student is a High School Sophomore.
Answer: Explore career ideas so that your student can properly select a major. Keep grades up. Review your scores for the PSAT (you did take it in the fall didnt you?)

What should you be doing right now if your student is a High School Freshman.
Answer: Prep work for the PSAT, study and keep grades up. The easiest way to earn money for college is get good grades (merit money). Explore high school clubs and extracurricular activities.

What should you be doing right now if you are a parent of a high school student.
Answer: Learn all you can about the financial aid system by coming to one of my free workshops, (Click the link RSVP) and forward this note to 3 or 4 friends because when they find out the truth about the college game they will be amazed and relieved that there really is hope.

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jwyczalek

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