Seven key factors to keep in mind before applying to a college/university
by Patricia Saddle, President of The College Planning Center
1.Colleges look for students with a strong background in Community Service – start early
2. Visit the colleges that you are interested in applying to before you submit your application
3. Find out the percentage of students living on campus
4. A college admission officer spends an average of 12 minutes reviewing an application
5. Declaring an undecided major is okay when you apply to a college – sometimes this works in your favor for the admissions process
6. Know the percentage of students that return for their sophomore year
7. It usually takes students less time to graduate (4.2 years) from a Private College compared to 5.2 years at a Public College selection is one of the biggest decisions that a young person is asked to make. Sometimes high school students and their parents need more time and assistance than their high school counselor has the time to give them. This is where an educational consultant can be helpful. Patricia Saddle, President of The College Planning Center is an educational consultant located in North East Ohio.
Ms. Saddle works with students to discover their best college fit by meeting with her clients in person and compiling a customized program based on the student’s academic strengths and individual needs. This includes a list of
•10-12 colleges created for the student
•essay and application review
•Coaching for on campus interviewing
•Preparation of your free application for Federal Student Aid
•Additional services consist of: first year and transfer student counseling, support for students with learning differences, resume writing, career exploration and assessment, and job search and interviewing assistance
Patty’s experience in both education and business lends a broad perspective that many counselors may not have. Before Patty became a school counselor she worked in the business areas of healthcare, education, banking and corporate consulting. She has a strong background in human resources which includes visiting many colleges as a college recruiter. As the college consultant for Brooklyn High School, Patty visits colleges and universities throughout the United States to keep abreast of the latest education trends and learns which colleges are adapting to creative learning. Her counseling experience includes not only working with students but helping them work through difficult times with their parents in the anxiety producing process of college selection/ admissions.
You can visit The College Planning Center Website at www.mycpcsite.com or contact Patty at (216) 577-3300. Complimentary consultation $50 value when you mention the Healthy Referral.