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This is Jacob and he is pretty smart. In fact, he has been in talented and gifted classes for the majority of his life. However, he also has that sort of laziness that happens to some students where they can kind of skate by. I know because I did the same thing. I really didn't have to study hard until college.
He has no idea what he is for when he gets to college. There will be a lot of studying in his future. I snapped the picture above when were all sitting around talking about college with him. He is writing down (we went old school with pen & paper, y'all) his top choices for colleges along with what he wants to study. When he was 2, he wanted to be a fireman and now with a little schooling behind him he wants to be one of the following:
- CEO of an international company
Every single one of his choices involves significant schooling after high school so although we just started our college planning journey, it is never too early to start. His guidance counselor told us to get started ASAP so we did. For instance, do you know that extracurricular activities are important? Your child needs to pick some activities the moment they get to high school. In fact, during Freshman and Sophomore year, you should consider who in your child's school will be able to one day write them a reference.
We created a college planning binder where all of our checklists and planning sheets will go. Also any material from schools will go in there as well. The college planning process is not at all easy and in fact will continue for many years. There are so many factors to take into consideration.
We found this wonderful resource called KapMap. The KapMap helps with the college planning process no matter where your kid is at in school.
KapMap is a month-by-month breakdown of everything you need to know about getting into college, all in one place:
- When to apply
- Why test prep matters
- How to apply for financial aid
- What to consider when choosing a college
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience.