Let me start by saying this;
“You don’t know what you don’t know.”
The reason that I say this is because I believe it is the number one most important thing to understand as we start the college application process. With all the steps involved to get your child into their dream school, it is no surprise that a lot of parents become overwhelmed so easily.
How can you have a game plan if you don’t know how to play the game?
I started College Planning Experts to answer this question and ease this process for parents. Before I explain further, I want you to think about a time you decided to learn a new skill or think about a skill you would like to learn.
For example, if I decided that I wanted to take care of my health properly so that I could avoid an annual doctor visit, then that would require me to start studying the necessary subjects from the ground up. I would have to sift through textbook after textbook. Studying all the possible diseases, viruses, side effects of medicine, biology, etc. I might as well just go to the doctor, right?
We can agree that a doctor is an existing expert. He/She has already done all the work and is quite knowledgeable about the specifics of his/her industry. To teach ourselves this complex skill and dense knowledge base would take up so much of our time. As parents, I’m sure our schedules are almost over capacity anyway.
So, I bring this up to let you off the hook. We do not have to expect ourselves to be a master of every trade nor can we expect to be fully knowledgeable of every subject. That includes the expertise it takes to get a child into their dream school.
We want to do everything we can to give our children a great life and a great life is almost synonymous with a great college education. But, getting into a great school is complicated. I know that a lot of parents with children who are preparing for college find the whole application process stressful and tedious. And it is an overwhelming process when you are not aware of all the information.
Between myself and the rest of the College Planning Experts team, our main drive is to guide families, like yours, through their college application process.
Here are two ways we can make this process stress free for you and your family this week:
- Learn Exactly How To Get Into A Dream School: Register Online to save a spot at one of our FREE WORKSHOPS this Thursday, January 31st from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in Burbank, CA.
- Hear From Our Expert College Planners: Call Us at one of our locations or follow this link to get in contact with our team members. We offer our best advice for parents and their college-bound students. Our experts will discuss your family’s financial goals, challenges, strategies, as well as, your child’s dream schools and career plans.
Written By Brian Safdari
Founder and President Of CollegePlanningExperts.com