Lessa Scherrer is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and subscribes to HECA standards of good practice, as well as the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).
Why I Do What I Do: College Admissions is So Stressful!
As if raising teenagers wasn't hard enough, the college admissions process comes along to compound the stress on parent and child. The kids are so busy with school and extracurriculars, they don't have time to take on an admissions campaign that's essentially a part-time job. It's easy to develop anxiety when you read the latest news story about "the good colleges" rejecting 90% or more of their applicants. And the price? A single student's college education can cost up to a quarter-Million dollars!
This website shares many ways to ease the stress around the college admissions process. Check out Your College Checklist for an overview of the process and handy links to blog posts with more information about each item on the checklist. Or read the blogs first; Our blog for teens features short, Buzzfeed-type posts on topics of immediate interest to students. Our blog for parents has longer, information-packed pieces describing aspects of the admissions process. The Resources tab shows a drop-down menu full of carefully-curated websites to arm you with good information. And you can learn to be your own professional college counselor for just $25 a month with these resources and Custom College Plan.
I can help!
Finally, if you feel the stress is just too much, read about me and how I can help your student easily transition into your best fit college.