With less than two weeks to go before the early decision deadline, high school seniors and their parents, guardians, and other caring folks in their midst can get frantic. The whole process seems so daunting.
Here is some unsolicited advice that I hope will help.
For many years, as a dean at three Ivy League colleges and now as an AVP at a university with an extraordinary mission, I have had a front row seat to the obstacles to success that college students and their parents confront every year. Even at so-called elite, highly selective colleges such as Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, where I spent some of my career, students struggle on a daily basis to remain healthy, happy, grounded, and to stay in school. I am dedicated to helping them.