Is your child a high school Junior? It's time for college visits!
Everyone likes the sound of their own voice, even college admission advisers. Ask questions, but also ask them what they think, and show you value their opinion. Remember, it's mostly about being yourself, vulnerable and genuine. Look them in the eye, and be interested in them as a person.
Making college visits isn't the only thing you should be doing in Junior year of high school. Find out more about what makes Junior year succesful in my Coffee Break Book, Junior Year is the Key to Homeschool Success.
Are you starting to tour colleges with your high school Junior? Please share!
Please note: This post was originally published in February 2013 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Yes, we are starting. A few weeks ago we went to an open house at our local university. Next month we are driving to see my family, and my son asked if we could visit some colleges on the way. Well, of course we can, son. He has found two we'll visit, and another in-state college road trip is being planned by my husband and son (I think the plan is to attend a major league game while they're at it!) My daughter was never interested in visiting colleges. She applied locally and is finishing up her soph. year and living at home.
Way to go, Lois! Jumping on that inclination shows that you are willing to put "feet" to your preparedness and support.
Assistant to The HomeScholar
For all classes on the transcript, I recommend either a whole or half credit, not smaller or larger. Here an easy to remember "formula" for dual enrollment college classes:
Parents need to keep the academic records for their teens after graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children