Recently our Founder Chelsea Watkins was interviewed by College Prepped for a fascinating Q&A session about getting into college and not overpaying for it.
Here are some of the highlights:
What is the most optimum grade for students/families to start working with you?
“Many families don’t think they need to start thinking about this process until their child is a junior. It’s actually better if you start as a freshman or sophomore in high school – that way both the students and the parents can approach the process from a proactive position, as opposed to a reactive one.”
What are some of the most common mistakes students make when applying to college?
“Not knowing what the financial aid situation is at a school before applying – how much aid do they give, do they give merit scholarships, etc. Applying to colleges that are not a good match for them.”
Read the entire interview here and find out what Chelsea says is the most important thing for parents to do during the college planning process.