Why Quality of Life in College Impacts Life After College

As founder of Road2College, much of my work centers on helping parents navigate two real concerns--how to get their students into college, and how to pay for it.  Still, when I consider the important question of whether college is worth it, I know the answer can’t be calculated simply on ... Read More

R2C Community Story: Mom Says Daughter’s Average SAT Score Wasn’t Measure of Future Success

From a member of our Paying for College 101 FB Community comes this heartfelt story about watching your child overcome the odds and achieve success. (Edited for clarity and flow.) I recently read a few posts about SAT scores and wanted to share my oldest daughter's experience.  Stats Becky graduated ... Read More

Who Benefits the Most From Early Decision and Why You Need to Know

If a student has their heart set on one highly competitive college in particular, they may want to consider applying for Early Decision. Early Decision (ED) is, in short, an application opportunity and a binding contract that provides an expedited admissions decision in exchange for a student’s commitment to attend ... Read More


Beating the Sophomore Slump: A Guide to Getting Through the Second Year of College

How can you ensure your child has a successful and fulfilling second year of college? One aspect you and your child might note is the possibility of the “sophomore slump.” Understanding this phenomenon, recognizing that it’s common, and creating a plan to avoid or remedy it can be beneficial for ... Read More