Category: High school to college

Pay It Forward: Our Road2College Community Members Share What They’ve Learned From Each Other
College Admissions

Pay It Forward: Our Road2College Community Members Share What They’ve Learned From Each Other

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- December 14, 2021 0

The stories shared here were first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. They’ve been edited for clarity and flow. The college admissions ... Read More

Teacher Tips: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College
College prep

Teacher Tips: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- November 11, 2021 0

Two of our community members offer their advice. This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for ... Read More

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College
College Admissions

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College

Susan F. Paterno Susan F. Paterno- October 19, 2021 0

Excerpted from Game On: Why College Admission is Rigged and How to Beat the System by Susan F. Paterno by Susan Paterno. Copyright © 2021 ... Read More

Could Class Ranking Help Your Child’s Application?
High school to college

Could Class Ranking Help Your Child’s Application?

Kevin Newton Kevin Newton- July 6, 2021 0

As the current pandemic calls the role of standardized tests into question at many colleges across the country, other data points for applicants are being ... Read More

Sending Your Child to College: Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There
College Life

Sending Your Child to College: Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There

Melissa Shoultz Melissa Shoultz- July 2, 2021 0

A mom and member of our FB community shares her advice about sending your child off to college freshman year (edited for clarity and length). ... Read More

Volunteering in High School Means Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards for Your Child
High school to college

Volunteering in High School Means Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards for Your Child

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- July 1, 2021 0

Not every student is an A-team athlete or the star of the school play, nor do they have to be to win the attention of ... Read More

Checklist for Setting Your High School Senior Up for College Independence
College Life

Checklist for Setting Your High School Senior Up for College Independence

Julia Lynn Rubin Julia Lynn Rubin- June 29, 2021 0

It may seem like only yesterday that your rising college freshman was beginning their high school career. My, how time flies! Now, they’re ready to ... Read More

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College
College Admissions

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 24, 2021 0

Last September, a high school student who we’ll call “Isabella,” posted in the PayingforCollege101 (PCF101) Facebook group requesting support. This spring, thanks to two mentors ... Read More

Hard and Soft Job Skills: What Your College Student Needs to Have When They Graduate
College Life

Hard and Soft Job Skills: What Your College Student Needs to Have When They Graduate

Melanie Forstall Lemoine Melanie Forstall Lemoine- June 17, 2021 0

As your child nears the end of their college experience, they will have gained knowledge and understanding in their field of study. In order to ... Read More

Money Management for Teenagers
High school to college

Money Management for Teenagers

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 8, 2021 0

As a mom, I’m learning that “the money talk” with teenagers is about more than money--it’s about family values, and recognizing that not everyone may ... Read More