|Cliché:||A recipe for disaster.|
|POCS Reality:||The wrong college prep can set students up for failure.|
Who does this: Set yourself up to fail? You do, if you are guilty of the following college prep don’ts:
- Don’t have a Plan B What happens if you attend your 2nd choice college or you don’t have the money to pay for your college choice? Consider different scenarios including the possibility of transfer and affordable borrowing.
- Don’t let college rejection motivate you Being deferred for admission, placed on a wait list, or rejected out right is not personal. There are many reasons for college admission decisions including logistics and statistics. Send updates about your accomplishments, reapply, or put your energy into other college possibilities.
- Don’t keep up Congrats, you got into college but this is no time to rest on your laurels. Colleges expect you to keep your grades up and your activities going or they can withdraw their offer of admission. Fight senioritis, keep up the good work, and don’t slack off.
POCSmom’s College Prep DIY Insight: Set yourself up for less stress and more success with this life plan: always have a Plan B and continue to do good work.