NEWSLETTER – Edition 28


Last week I wrote about Executive Function. This week, I’m looking at a different set of skills your student needs to learn before heading off to college. From a more practical standpoint, does your high school student know:

  1. How to Manage Money
  2. How to do Laundry
  3. How to Clean a Bathroom
  4. How to Grocery Shop
  5. How to Cook the Basics
  6. How to Do Dishes
  7. How to Get Better When They Are Sick
  8. How to Administer Basic First Aid
  9. How to Call for Emergency Road Services
  10. How to Be Safe

In my opinion, it’s never too early to start teaching these skills to your children – especially when it involves laundry! In one of my final sessions as a college admissions consultant for your family, I help you review the transition steps from high school to college. No, I don’t teach your kiddo how to clean a bathroom. But I do make sure you’ve considered things such as access to money, medical care, and basic needs. No two students are alike, and my approach to college admissions reflects that. I am definitely here to help through every step of the process! And that is just one of the reasons I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, the biggest resource you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. Thanks for joining me!




I usually mention the Common App because it is the application platform used by more than 900 colleges and universities. However, there’s also the Coalition for College, which is an application platform used by more than 150 of the nation’s top colleges and universities. And when applying for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to a variety of private colleges in Texas (including Abilene Christian, Baylor, SMU and TCU), you can use the ApplyTexas platform. Be prepared to find different essay prompts on each platform. Common App and Coalition both open on August 1st. AppyTexas is already open! If you need help navigating any of these applications, just let me know. I would love to help!


SENIORS: Common App is less than three weeks away! Are you ready? Let me help! As always, my goal is to help you find and fund the ideal college experience! My approach is individualized for your student and designed to keep all of you focused on the aspects that matter to your specific situation. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s get started today!

JUNIORS: Some people say that junior year is the most important of your high school career. Let’s make sure you’re focused on the right things and taking advantage of the opportunities that will enable you to shine during college admissions. I am definitely here to help. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s make a plan together!       

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Let’s get a jump start on planning before school starts! Now is the perfect time to build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies that will help you achieve college and life goals. Plus, getting started now allows us to identify scholarships, internships, and summer programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that your student is positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund his/her ideal college experience. If you want to learn more, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: No one gives better college advice than Harlan Cohen in The Naked Roommate: and 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. Hilarious and horrifying, but extremely practical – this book covers every topic you can imagine … and a few you didn’t even know to expect. There’s also a “for parents only” version for those who want to support their college-bound students without seeming totally clueless. And don’t be surprised to find that these books are great conversation-starters – before and after the first year of college!

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