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The College Journey

06 Feb

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It’s that time. My daughter is a junior and we have started the journey toward college. The good news? She is a science girl with a 3.7 cummulative GPA. The bad news? I don’t know what I’m doing.

I am overwhelmed. Luckily, the College Board has a portal to help parents like me. Big Future has been helpful but I am preoccupied about scholarships, university emergency/security plans and biology programs. Don’t get me wrong, I know that she is doing the heavy lifting by kicking ass in school so I want to do my part.

I created a spreadsheet that does not have any content (yet). I have designated “college research” time every Saturday during which the two of us use the aforementioned portal to attempt to narrow her list. There are 38 colleges on it!!!!! How can we begin visiting schools with such a list?!? I think we’re gonna visit a few local schools so that she can get a feel of their differences. Perhaps she will be able to identify characteristics that she wants and thus cross schools off the list…

I must call on the college guidance department at her school. They don’t seem to kick in until spring, but I feel like that’s too late! I am stressing out!

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Education, Family, Girls, Rant, Single Parenting, Youth

 

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