Right Major + Right College = Career Success - Helping you get where you were meant to be.
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Pulling all the pieces together
Just what are you paying for?
Needlessly spent money
Hit enter, please
Is your teen looking for Club Ed?

Most Popular Posts

Essay Topic: What will you contribute to our campus?
Got an IEP? Don't forget to take it to college.
Discouraging Words
Will Social Media Affect Your Child's Chances?
What to do when things change

Categories

Admission Decisions
Admission Essays
Adult Students
Campus Safety
Career Planning and College
Choosing the best college for you
College Admission Deadlines
College Admission Decisions
College Admission Essays
College Admission Tests
College application process
College Applications
College Buyer Beware
College Camp
College Choice
College Costs
College Entrance Exams
College Freshman Adjustment
College Graduation and Beyond
College Major
College Myths
College Prep
College Prep Opportunities
College Recruitment
College Scholarships
College succcess
College Transfer
Early preparation for college
Education Consumerism
FAFSA
FInancial Aid
Financial Aid and Scholarships
GAP Year and Summer Programs
Getting in....or not
Good advice
Grad School
Graduate to a Job
Highly Selective Colleges
IEP
It's all in the timing
Jobs
Kids Today
Learning Disability Accommodations
Maturity
Media Treatment of College Information
Money and College
MOOC
Moolahversity
Online College
Parent and Grandparent Support
Parent and Grandparent Support in the College Process
Parent and student relationships in the college process
Parenting Teens
Picking a college
Planning for College Success
Positioning Students for Success
SAT and ACT
Scholarships
Social Media and College
Start Planning Early
Student Development
Student Loan Debt
Student Loans
Student Posts About Their Experiences
Success Hints
Summer Activities
Summer college prep
Surviving fall semester fo the senior year
The College-Job Connection
The Junior Year
To-do lists
Transcripts
Value of College
powered by

College Talk Blog

The value of college advising

On occasion, I am asked about the value of college advising services. In my experience with students and their families, the value is piece of mind for parents, increased confidence for students and better college applications and essays.

Additional value is found in improved high school grades, college acceptance success and college scholarships. A common statement by parents and grandparents at the end of our college advising work is that the cost of college advising was "the best money we ever spent".

Some of the value that college advisors provide is easy to see and touch including information the family would not have otherwise considered or even known as they navigated college processes. Another tangible value is having a guide through the process who provides advance information on critical tasks and deadlines. A frequent tangible benefit is getting myths debunked before making decisions based on old or inaccurate data.

In my experience, students who work with a college advisor are less likely to be in conflict with their parents over the college process. Harmony during the last year or so that a student lives at home builds a positive foundation for the new adult relationship parents will have with their young adult sons and daughters. All of these outcomes represent outstanding value for a service that costs a very small percentage of total college costs.

0 Comments to The value of college advising:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment