Archive for the ‘College Counseling and Test Prep’ Category

Free Webinar: My College Direction, a New, Innovative College Planning Program

June 20, 2020

My College Direction is a new, innovative college counseling program that is for families who want the best advice and most up-to-date information for their student.

Susie Watts is a college consultant in Denver who has 30 years experience helping students create a college list and assist them as they go through the college application and admissions process.

She has felt for a long time that college counseling should be more available to many students who need the guidance, but found it unaffordable. As a result, she has started My College Direction.

Students often do not receive the assistance they need from high school counselors, not because counselors would not like to provide it, but they simply have too many students to work with and too many other responsibilities.

Susie always felt that she enjoyed and was more effective when she worked with students individually in her office. It wasn’t until the Coronavirus struck that she began to move some of her college counseling and test prep online. Much to her surprise, it has worked out quite well, and her students love the fact that they don’t need to travel to an office, but still get the same kind of college planning help they need.

My College Direction will be very similar to the comprehensive college planning program that Susie has offered for the last 30 years. The only difference will be that it is online. Some sessions will be for a group of 20 students (maximum) and others will be individual. The main benefit to you as a family is the cost.

Susie will be doing a free webinar to provide details on the My College Direction program which she has just launched. It will be on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 MDT. You can register on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-webinar-my-college-direction-an-new-approach-to-college-planning-tickets-110359883382?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

An Open Letter from Your Kid’s College Professor

December 22, 2014

Here is a great letter from a professor to parents of college-bound students or those who already have students attending college.  It is very worth a read.

An Open Letter from Your Kid’s College Professor.

How Important is it to Attend A College Fair?

October 17, 2014

When a national college fair is in your neighborhood, students and their parents really must attend.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet college representatives from schools with which you are already familiar, as well as find out about new schools that might be a good fit for you.  The NACAC college fair will be at the Denver Convention Center on a Sunday, October  19th.  Be sure and register online to attend.

Five Ways that Teenagers Are Just Like Toddlers

September 30, 2014

Five Ways that Teenagers Are Just Like Toddlers.

College Direction helps teenagers with test prep for the SAT and ACT and also with the college planning process. Although I love working with them, I would have to agree that at times there is a resemblance between teenagers and toddlers.

Advice from College Counselor Lisa Micele

September 14, 2014

Advice from College Counselor Lisa Micele.

Making the Common Application count is critical for every college applicant. This is good advice for every high school senior to follow.

COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Know About The Western Undergraduate Exchange?

November 11, 2012

COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Know About The Western Undergraduate Exchange?.

via COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Know About The Western Undergraduate Exchange?.

If you live in the western states, you need to find out about WUE before doing your college search.  These schools will make paying for college a lot easier.  Each university in the WUE program has certain restrictions, but in most cases for students who qualify, the tuition is much less than it would be for other out-of-state students.