How to engage your child in the college conversation.
Consider enrolling your child in a summer program on a college campus. Educate your child about what the college experience will be like. Familiarity drives away the fear of the unknown.
Following freshman or sophomore year of high school, enroll your child in a sports or arts camp on a college campus. Your child will get the feel of living in a dorm and having a bit more freedom than a sleep away camp environment. They can pursue a passion they may not have time to explore during the school year.
Following sophomore or junior year, is the perfect time to expose your child to a pre-college campus experience. If they are not thinking about college yet, this is a way to get a sense of the college experience without the pressure of the college application process. If they are engaged in the college conversation, it is an opportunity to take a couple of courses and to explore what type of campus and community would be a good fit. Not skipping class, doing their homework, choosing between study and play are just a few other skills they will learn.
Wherever your child is in the college admissions process, it is not too late to enroll for this summer. Give us a call for free expert advice on campus based summer programs and other teen experiences.