Applying to and planning for college can be an exciting time for you and your child. Many families enjoy fine-tuning college applications and essays, making lists of what to bring, and imagining a child’s new life on their own at an institution for higher learning. However, college planning can be a daunting prospect as well, with many aspects that seem confusing or overwhelming.
Instead of adding stress to the process by doing it yourself, consider utilizing a college planner in New Jersey. A college planner can help keep everyone calm, organized, and productive through the college admissions process and beyond. Here are some more specific benefits of accessing a college planner.
Application Process Simplified
A consultant knows exactly what colleges and universities are looking for in terms of applications. They can help ensure your child’s application stands out above the rest. The number of students who apply to a given school each year is in the thousands, so it’s important to keep your student’s application on the top of the pile.
As a parent, you know your child better than anyone. However, sometimes, parental admiration and love can cloud good judgement. A college planner is a non-biased, yet friendly outside observer, and this “second pair of eyes” can give you and your child realistic expectations. Better yet, another person helping you through the process can also help you “cross t’s and dot i’s” you did not know existed. Many parents say their college planner’s review of documentation and forms and expert editing of the application essay was invaluable for admissions success.
Financially Sound Decisions
A college planner will make sure you keep within your budget while also finding the best school for your child to flourish and thrive scholastically. At College Benefits Research Group, we do not give out scholarships or financial aid, but we are experts at finding them for you. We know how colleges operate and know that if they really want your child to matriculate at their institution, they will “sweeten the pot” with financial incentives.
Take Tests Strategically
According to Dora Seigal of PrepScholar, to access the best college options, having 75% or higher on the ACT/SAT is important. What many students don’t know is that achieving these scores isn’t only about smarts—it’s also about method and preparation. A college planner can help you learn the strategies necessary to get ahead on your entrance exams, college essays, and SAT/ACT. They can also help advise you regarding schools that may no longer require one or more of these elements, and what that might mean for future enrollment options and scholarships. Currently, there are over 1,000 accredited colleges and universities that no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission.
At CRBG, we make sure to stay abreast of any changes to college requirements and safety protocols. You and your student will never be kept in the dark regarding what to expect. We’ll share as much information as possible about how a college is running in response to the pandemic, and will relay the best options for virtual learning, on-site learning, or a mixture of the two.
Get Started Today
Take one of our free virtual classes on college preparation and admission processes or contact us to learn how to maximize your student’s application potential. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staff are here to make sure your student has the best chance for admission into the school of their choice.