Is this how you feel about your knowledge about college applications ... especially in a world impacted by COVID?

Even if this isn't your first child preparing for the journey to college, COVID has put some bugs in the typical decision tree of navigating the application process.
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College applications are not what they used to be.

Very Important + Complex

Colleges have become much more competitive that when we applied. Plus, there are laws, multiple deadlines, FERPA, FAFSA, supplemental essays ... you name it.

Let me guide your through the major milestones and key steps to feeling confident that your teen chooses best fit schools, nails their essays, gets the applications done right – and on time.

Don't leave any stones unturned

Besides being a college counselor, I'm a mom who went through this process recently with my daughter. Believe me, there is a lot involved. 

And as a mom who likes to be there to support my daughter (and to know what is going on), I know there is a sharp learning curve.  This course was created in the spirit of a mom wanting to share what she has learned and as a professional college coach who has worked one-on-one with students and interviewed dozens of admissions officers. 

My goal is to alert you to what I have found to be the key elements to get through the process. Of course, I can't guarantee to include every detail involved - that would take volumes - but I want to point you in the direction of resources and share key guidelines. 

School counselors do their best, but they are often responsible for up to 500 students per counselor. 

NOT TO WORRY. Once you see the topics in this course, you will learn some things and you will know what you still need to do more research on. And hey, it's free, so what have you got to lose?

I'm confident you'll be as proud as I was when my daughter graduated and we were all thrilled for her to open the next chapter of her life in college.  

Janet Larson

About the Creator

Janet is a certified college counselor and has served families of college-bound teens for many years. As a human potential author and trainer, Janet pioneered the BEING Compass™, a psycho-social-emotional learning tool to navigate life’s journey with a level of self-awareness, resilience and confidence to experience one’s fullest potential. She has adapted the compass to offer a step-by-step guide to mastering the storytelling potential in college application essays to ensure they are compelling and memorable. Ms. Larson served as Adjunct Instructor in leading San Diego universities including UCSD, USD, and SDSU, and has presented at national conferences.

Janet Larson, M.S.