JanetC Posted April 27, 2017 Share Posted April 27, 2017 Yes. I'm glad for this thread and others that are so informative. Knowledge is power, right? BUT I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY STRESSED about how to guide my kids (jrs this year) in choosing the right schools to apply to and then will they even get into any of them???!!!? When I went to college I applied to two schools, got into both, and it was so much more affordable. If your list is Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton, you're in trouble. But take a look at this year's acceptance and decision lists. There are a lot of other schools out there that this year's seniors are happy to be heading off to. College search and admissions is humbling. You have to realize your kid (in most cases) isn't all that special, and apply to schools at and below their actual level, not the level you wish they were. Most schools are actually pretty predictable as to whether or not you'll be admitted. You just need grades and test scores. Financial aid is more predictable than it used to be thanks to net price calculators and College Scorecard. Only a few schools have really low acceptance rates. They are of course the big names, but there are a lot of good schools with do-able admissions criteria. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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