Lessons learned by this year’s seniors— don’t do this if you’re applying to colleges and on a budget. Merit aid is rare if you apply to schools on the East or West Coast. Plus, Midwest Colleges cost less. Where can you find merit-based aid (think midwest)? And an elite engineering college for under $20k a year: The Webb Institute.
20% of U.S. States have an average ACT score below 20.0. It’s not intelligence-- it’s effort. Let’s attack student apathy. Here’s how to attack student apathy at home and in schools, & OTC’s 3 keys to getting into a selective college: have a productive passion, write about it well, have your recommendations cover it. An affordable, strong, Big Ten University: Nebraska. And how driverless cars make a two-or four-year degree more important than ever: don’t get scared, get prepared.
Becoming a two or four-year college grad with minimal debt is a choice, Yes, it’s feasible and critical. Yes you CAN negotiate that college offer. Here’s how.
The 4 keys to successful college negotiations: prepare, determine your annual budget, have leverage, respectfully negotiate a lower net cost.
Screenagers— half admit to being addicted. Parents-- we all need to put the the screens away and connect daily with our children— not just to help them attain a degree but to attain so much more.
Two strategies for unfocused high school seniors: an 18-month culinary arts degree (eating isn’t going out of style), a 12 week computer coding camp (but buyer beware), ...
Walk and talk— how to reinforce what matters with your children (to combat our screen culture)
Hate Mail— JB responds to a skeptical student. How does answering ACT questions help create two- and four- year college graduates with minimal debt?
Graduating with minimal debt is a choice. Don’t add (more than $5k a year) to the $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Don’t become a debt slave.
Yikes! The Summer Melt— the percentage of HS seniors enrolled in college, who never show up in the fall— is up to 20%. Here are some antidotes.
This scandal illustrates why 2 and 4-year college graduation rates should be a key metric for assessing school districts. Hint: they aren't.
Spring game plan for HS sophomores, juniors, and seniors: what matters and what tests to take and when.
More value colleges: affordable quality— Central Michigan, SW MN State, Chadron State, Peru State, & Wayne State