Your high school student is about to embark on the college admission journey. And of course, as your student embarks on this journey, you will be along for the ride. Congratulations!
You will inevitably hit some bumps along the way, but the journey can be a meaningful one as well. If you’re hoping to minimize the bumps and maximize the rewarding parts, it’s important that you and your student have some discussions before you set out. As with any journey, having an itinerary and a map helps the trip go smoothly, but so does being open to some detours and side trips along the way.
As you and your student get ready to begin the admission process, we’d like to suggest five conversations that will help you both prepare. Don’t try to fit everything in at once, give yourselves time to talk and think, but addressing these topics early in the process with help prepare everyone for what might lie ahead.