*POCSmom’s Insight: A Successful College List: The Plan (Part 1 of 3)

Cliché: Choose wisely.  
POCS Reality: A successful college list is the foundation of the college process.     

Finding Your College PAL

Did you ever find a needle in a 4,000 straw haystack? That’s the challenge for prospective college students forming a college list from over 4,000 schools.

The goal is to form a college list with 6-8 affordable schools that have the Programs, Activities, and Location for best chance of student future success. So how do you pick your lucky seven? Answer pocsmom’s 3 category questions and you’ll be able to pick your college needles from the college haystack by finding your college PAL:

Programs

What courses are offered in your field of study? How often are they offered? How large/important is the department and can it go on if a professor or two leaves or is on sabbatical?

Activities

What extracurricular clubs, sports, and events are offered? Are they seasonal? What is the level of participation?

Location 

What is the ease/cost of student and parent visitation. What is the availability of internships in your field of study? If offered a job, would you be happy to relocate?

POCSmom’s Insight: I’ll keep sharing my DIY tips and expert insights through my blog, website, social media, and other events. Please join me!

Read more: My 5 Steps to a Successful College List by joining a FREE college prep virtual blog conference Pursuing Greatness 2011 August 22 – 27, 2011. This conference will feature experts who will provide tips and tools for future college students and their families:

http://pursuinggreatness2011.eventbrite.com

POCSmom is on the radio! Listen to a half-hour show about music, stress, and college prep. Today, Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM and Friday August 26, 2011 at 11:30. Live streaming-WHPC Radio:

http://www.ncc.edu/studentlife/whpcradiostation/

If you miss it live, it will go archive:

http://www.musictherapyradio.com/Radio_Show_List.html

Stay tuned for A Successful College List-The Strategy (Part 2 of 3): College Admission Requirements, Student Qualifications, and the Affordability Factor

*POCS: Parent Of a College Student

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