Why are you going to college?

(Author of What Every Parent Needs to Know About College Admissions) Christie Barnes has wisdom and college advice for you.

Why are you going to college? If it is because you are supposed to, then think harder. It should be about preparing for your future. Be honest with yourself, if learning isn’t high on your list before you go to sleep tonight, imagine what job would make you want to go to work ten years from now. Go ask your high school or college counselor ‘what are my pathways?’ to the future you choose.


What Every Parent Needs to Know About College Admissions

How to Prepare Your Child to Succeed in College and Life─With a Step-by-Step

College planning re-examined. All economic levels are getting vastly incorrect information for college and career planning, leading to anxiety-ridden youth and crippling student debt. Less affluent students are being led to more expensive options and high achievers feel compelled to apply for college at the most prestigious institutions. But, whether it’s a state school, safety school, or public school―there are other options beside an overpriced private school. It could be, but it might not be.

A guidance counselor for parents. Learn that it’s not just about the “right” college, it’s about the “right fit” college. Using statistics, experts, and multi-factor analysis to clarify what should and should not be a worry in college planning, Barnes helps parents identify better, and often overlooked, options. In this guide, she dissects the top ten parental worries about  how to get into college, including college applications, college admissions, college requirements, and college acceptance.