NEWSLETTER – Edition 35

INFORMATION OVERLOAD

For high school seniors, information is currently flying in from every direction. Your dinner conversations might soon revolve around a variety of college admissions topics. Test optional. The need for one more ACT/SAT. Transcripts. GPA. Resumes. In-state. Out-of-state. Private. Public. Applications. Deadlines. Supplemental essays. Teacher recommendations. Early Decision. Regular Decision. Tuition. Other fees. Scholarships. When? Where? How?

This is the perfect time for me to join your team. I view my role as one of reducing stress for your student – and for you. My job is to help you navigate the admissions process. Since I develop a plan designed specifically for your student, I am able to sort out all the unnecessary steps and excessive information. I keep you focused on the aspects that really matter. It’s why I am constantly learning. And it’s also why I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, a 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! 

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COLLEGE NEWS

Delta Airlines announces an extension of its Propel Pilot Career Path Program to two more colleges – including one in Oklahoma. If you have an aspiring pilot in this house, this news is one you will want to read. The program allows Delta to supplement pilot hiring needs by offering an accelerated path to selected students. Already available at twelve colleges, the program has now been extended to Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Find the details HERE.


A RESOURCE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Still trying to decide which colleges to pursue? Attending a virtual college fair is a great way to explore a variety of colleges in a short amount of time. The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) is partnering with StriveScan to host a virtual college fair on Sunday, September 19. This is a free opportunity to connect with more than 100 colleges and universities from around the country in the comfort of your own home. Find the details HERE.


SCOUT-ING REPORT

COUNSELOR BREAKFAST: Yesterday morning, I traveled to Tulsa to meet with admissions representatives from colleges near and far. Schools like Xavier, Seton Hall, Iowa State, Ole Miss, and Missouri joined OU, OSU, UCO, Tulsa, North Texas, Arkansas, Kansas State, and a slew of others to tout their current admissions standards, most popular programs, and generous scholarship offerings. After more than a year of the uncertainty created by COVID, these representatives are eager to promote their colleges and entice the Class of 2022.

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Need some help navigating the high school journey? I’m here to help you build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies in an effort to achieve college and life goals. Plus, this is the perfect time to identify scholarships, internships, and summer programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that you are positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund your ideal college experience. If you want to learn more, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me.

JUNIORS: Wondering how to best prepare for the college admissions process? Now is actually the perfect time to start making some key decisions about your college future. I would love to help you focus on the things that matter. Let’s ensure that you take advantage of the opportunities that will enable you to shine next fall. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s make a plan together!             

SENIORS: Need help exploring colleges? Does the Common App process have you stumped? I am here to help! My goal is to help you find and fund the ideal college experience! And my approach is individualized for you – so it’s designed to keep you focused on the aspects that matter to your specific situation. Just click the button below to connect with me and let’s get started today!

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