Is there any aspect of the college admissions process that is both simple to understand and easy to execute? If so, I haven’t found it after decades in education. Not only does even basic questions about the college process require detailed explanations, but the answers seem to be changing much faster than ever before. Over the last two years, I’ve been having in-depth conversations on the Tests and the Rest podcast with national experts on every aspect of college admissions, and we all agree that this may be the most dynamic time ever in higher education.
So, now that we’ve established that everyone needs more and better information about college admissions, the next step is finding it. Facebook can be an excellent place to find information, but you cannot always be sure about how accurate or trustworthy your sources are. Plus, even the more credible college Facebook groups bring together people from across the country with specific concerns that mean little to everyone else. What Upstate New York needs is a special Facebook group that provides a place for parents from Western New York to the Capital Region to ask questions, share information, and seek support to navigate these uncertain waters. And now we have one…
Introducing the Upstate NY College Conversations Facebook group!
Upstate NY College Conversations is a free private group meant for parents and guardians of prospective college students from Upstate New York who want to talk and learn about college admissions with peers and experts. What topics can you bring to the group?
- College choice and selection
- High school grades course selection
- Timelines and options for SAT & ACT prep
- College applications
- Extracurricular activities
- College essays and supplements
- College recommendations and resumes
- College and alumni interviews
- Campus and virtual visits
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Sports recruiting process
- Majors and career paths after high school
- Raising healthy and happy teens
While we at Chariot Learning can answer many of these questions, particularly the testing and academic ones, we’re inviting our region’s leading college counselors, admissions staff, and related experts to support this community. All that’s missing is you and your friends!
Facebook groups like these get better as they grow, so we invite parents from across Upstate New York to follow these three easy steps to get the ball rolling:
1. Join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unycollegeconvos
2. Get involved by asking questions and leaving comments.
3. Spread the word 🙂
With hope and help, we in Upstate New York will have the kind of rich resource that speaks to our communities and supports a rising tide of college access and success!