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FAQs for Parents of College-Bound Teens

1) How can you help my high school student?

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2) What do you mean by positioning?

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3) The college process is so intensely competitive today, it is really stressing out my teenager. How can you help?

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4) My teenager is so busy with schoolwork, sports, and other activities. I don’t know if I can ask my student to add yet another obligation to an already hectic, stressful schedule!

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5) I try to explain to my teenager how critical the college process is, but s/he doesn’t care. Why should I bring my student to a college admissions coach when s/he doesn’t show any interest is his own future?

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6) My relationship with my teenager is already strained, and if I even mention college it causes conflict. How can a college admission coach make it better?

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7) Why do I need to hire an outside service, when our high school has assigned a guidance counselor to help my student with college applications?

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8) My student is highly computer-literate. Why can’t he or she just use the high school software and research colleges on the Internet?

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9) Does my student need to have a minimum GPA or test scores for you to work with us?

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10) If we hire you, will you guarantee that our son or daughter gets into his or her first choice college?

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11) Will you contact the high school guidance department or the admissions departments of prospective colleges on behalf of our student?

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12) If we take our student to an outside service, people might think that you’re writing the essays.

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13) Do you take charge of the completion of the application forms and submission of test scores? It would be such a relief to simply offload the entire college application process to someone else!

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14) Do you provide financial aid counseling?

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15) When is the best time to start?

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16) How often should we meet with you and what do you charge?

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