With my oldest starting 10th grade next year and my middle fixated on getting into a top college, I have been thinking about admissions quite a bit. You might have noticed my anxiety with posts for Grasshopper and Sensei on Top Art and Design Colleges for Undergraduates and Art Competitions for Kids and Teens.
It’s a little easier, I’ll admit, having my oldest focused on Art and Design schools. There aren’t as many so the focus is narrower and the acceptance rates are not as heart-stopping as top colleges. It’s going to be tougher to help PickyKidPix with her dream college.
PickyKidPix will be in 8th grade next year and she’s already starting to think about SAT tests. She’s been taking Latin and studying SAT vocabulary cards. She’s trying to figure out which sport to focus on that increase her chances of getting recruited. She appreciates knowing how everything works in terms of the college admission game.
This post is for her!
When I learned about Admissions Revolution — this is NOT a compensated post — I loved that it’s the behind scenes scoop of how the admissions office works from a real, live admissions officer. Upfront and informative, high school kids and parents can get insight into how admissions works especially if they are not using a private college counselor or attend private school where there is a low ratio of student to college guidance counselor. Admissions Revolution evens out the playing field by telling everyone the rules of the admissions game, not just those who have the big bucks.
For teens and their parents, knowing where to begin the college selection and application process isn’t easy. In fact, every year it becomes more complicated. Sara Harberson founded Admissions Revolution (Website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) to remove the mystery, confusion, and secrets from the college admissions process.
As the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College, Sara Harberson has read over 100,000 college applications, and she has devoted her career to making college accessible to students from all over the world.
Sara founded Admissions Revolution to provide students and their families with the information they need to get into college. Learn every facet of the college admissions process – from standardized testing and college visits to Early Decision and why colleges use waitlists, from understanding selectivity and the committee process to financial aid and gapping – dispelling myths and exposing truths along the way. Admissions Revolution also shares checklists, timelines, webinars, digital chats, and more.
Admissions Revolution is an on-demand video membership empowering students and parents while demystifying the college admissions process. The average cost of an independent college counseling package is $4,000. The hourly rate of an independent college counselor is $150 to $500.
Pretty steep, yes?! That’s why Admissions Revolution does not offer one-on-one college counseling. Instead, Admissions Revolution’s has created videos and guides designed to make college accessible to students that are available on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This of this as a DIY private college counselor.
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I wanted to reiterate that this is NOT a compensated post. I watched Sara’s video on college admissions and found her information to be informative and helpful. I want to share it with my readers.
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