2016: A Momentous Year For Connecticut Juniors

By College Advice

81809ru_mw_1110041607_wm-editThis will stun many Connecticut parents of high school juniors.  As January 1 enters, by the end of the year, your high school junior will have completed his/her college applications. Some will know where they will heading to college due to Early Action and Early Decision.

When I made this remark at a recent college presentation at our office in Madison, Connecticut, there was an audible gasp from a couple of parents.

“I’m so far behind.” one moaned.  I assured this caring mom that she wasn’t behind anything compared to the majority of the country.  Connecticut, particularly Fairfield and Shoreline, CT, is a college intense state.

As a parent of a junior heading into the back end of 11th grade, you are not behind anything.  But, of course, NOW is the time to dig in and start the college process. What does that mean?  Ensure that grades, test scores, and activities are in place so that when your children knows what colleges interest them, they will be able to stand a good chance at admission. Set up a time to really plan the college process. Create a game plan to start college visits.  And get ready for a transformative year in 2016!