For all of you parents whose high school seniors are busy completing their college applications, here is something to look forward to next year: Parent Weekend. Almost every college and university now has a Parent/Family Visiting Weekend usually in the fall of freshmen year. These weekends are often chock-full of activities for parents and can [...]
Many high school seniors confront the issue of whether they should add certain information to their applications beyond what is directly requested in the applications. This is not usually necessary and may not even be helpful. There are some situations, however, when supplementing your application with extra information is a good idea - as [...]
We know that many of you high school seniors are overwhelmed with college applications and keeping up with all of your class work. The good news is that application deadlines are approaching and soon the waiting will begin. You still have some time left, however, to finalize your list and make sure that you have [...]
Interesting article in New York times click here to read. Contact Launch College Counseling to get your college process started early.
For high school seniors, the college application process is well under way. It is not too soon to get those applications completed. Getting at least one application out of the way and in early can lead to an early acceptance and a great sense of relief. If you are like many seniors, you are no [...]
In my role as a family therapist, I am often asked how much contact is “best” between parent(s) and their college freshman once their student begins their freshmen year in college. This is a tough question and is very much dependent on your relationship with your particular child. As most parents recognize, each child communicates [...]
We have all seen countless lists of college rankings and are very familiar with their flaws. Still, everyone with an opinion on college seems to want to take a stab at the college ratings game. While we at Launch realize that the usefulness of these lists are somewhat limited, PBS, is compiling some more [...]
Liberal Arts Educations? Is it still worth it? As high school seniors and juniors start to focus on the types of colleges that are most appealing to them, it is timely to address the question that is so often discussed these days: What is the value of a liberal arts education? Many high school students [...]
Launch College Counseling received excellent feedback for yesterday's College Essay Brainstorming Workshop. Students represented 4 different area high schools and all actively participated in generating great ideas for their common application essays. One participant commented that "she liked the intimacy of the small group atmosphere and felt very comfortable". Another commented "that the workshop was [...]
Today the 2014-15 Common Application is now available online. Time to start the college application process! Simply go to the Common Application and register by creating an account. Launch College Counseling is here to help you with the college application process.