As the family contemplates the next chapter of the graduating senior’s life, tensions, emotions, and anxieties can mount. This exciting and joyful time can generate more tears than you ever would have imagined. The stress is awful, but given that as many as one third of college students don’t go back for sophomore year and almost half of all students who start college don’t finish, the emotions are understandable.
If you haven’t yet made the final decision on which college to say YES to, here are a few questions to ask that could help you gain clarity.
I sincerely hope this is helpful and that your decision-making will soon be behind you. There is much celebrating to do this summer!
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.