You're accepted, so which college do you choose
'making that College Choice' Series
College admissions officers are making up their minds and then it will be time for teens and their parents to make up theirs.
When the acceptances come in, which college do you choose from the ones who have accepted you?
My forthcoming book explains the 'why's' behind these ‘rules’ for choosing the ‘best’ college. But as decisions this Spring will be out before my book is released, I felt ethically compelled to give some tips. Parents and teens are basing college choice on 20- or 50-year old college admissions and college selection truths that are just not valid anymore. Contrary to what most believe, college outcomes are poor regardless of the student’s demongraphic. Choose wisely.
For the next few weeks, look for new tips. Many you will not want to hear. My forthcoming book will provide complex information about changes to make for better college outcomes. But, until then, I wanted you to have 'best' advice for your consideration.
High Ranking vs. Cost
Does high ranking justify any cost?
"How can I possibly turn it down the elite college even if it costs $68K a year?"...how can a college costing $6K a year with scholarships be worth anything.
At the graduate level, the prestige college best in your field is your goal. At the Bachelors level, the place you can afford is the priority.
The material covered at the bachelor's level is similar or identical at this basic level whatever college you choose. Save the money for the future.
I'll figure out what I want to do in college....NO!!!!
College is the worst place to find oneself and one’s career--unless one has unlimited money for college, money for bachelors-level college taking 5-8 years, time unemployed after college and then graduate school.
Those who learn with passion are driven to overcome setbacks, are driven to be experts, will spend hours learning. A music major who is passionate can earn more than a nuclear engineer who hates their work. Passion equates to high earnings.
Follow the planning here and in the upcoming book to make an individualized college plan for your student.
What would get your teen to want to read those books
Passion will bring success. Would your teen who hates math or is fed up with years of math, really tackle Accountancy books because it is a good career. Or persevere with engineering when there is no interest aside from that is a hgh paying career.
Those careers pay well unless the person hates the job.
Half of any profession earn below the median, they don't all earn the top salary.
The high earners are those who are passionate about the job.
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