Angela K. Love
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Prepping Teens for College - Getting Help and Being Organized!

Our family has four of us currently enrolled in college.  Two are full-time students working on their undergraduate degrees (two oldest boys), one is working on their doctorate (that's me), and one is taking dual enrollment courses (our daughter, a high school junior).  College is expensive, and we have tried all sorts of tricks, such as dual enrollment, to lower the costs.  One area that has resulted in lackluster results is scholarships.

There is so much to figure out.  One big lesson we have learned too late is that prepping for college should begin in the 9th grade in high school. We have also asked ourselves endless questions, some of the most important being:

  • Where are all those scholarships located?
  • When should our teen take the ACT?
  • Can our teen take the ACT too many times?
  • What should we put on the applications?
  • Can they be in too many or too few extra-curricular activities?
  • What should be included on a college application?

The list goes on and on and on and on.  It is an overwhelming process.  Even though we have two in college already, we still need help with our daughter's planning as her college goals are completely different than both our sons.  There has to be a way to make it easier and to be better organized!

I am an organizational nut!  Yes, I'm that girl who has a binder for vacation trips with sections that categorize our accommodations, activities, travel, and more.  So, it is not surprising that I was thrilled (putting it mildly) to learn about ScholarPrep!  ScholarPrep is an organizational binder helping teens get prepared for college.  It covers everything a high school student needs to know about applying for college, scholarships, testing, and more.  It even includes information that didn't occur to my husband and me, such as applying for small local scholarships or preparing a resume for our daughter.

I am so impressed with ScholarPrep that I not only purchased a ScholarPrep Organizer for my daughter, but I also signed PAFS up as an affiliate.  Seeing our kids go off to college is a bittersweet experience.  Getting them prepared doesn't have to be stressful.  I am ready to get help and be organized in the process!  How about you?  Click HERE to learn more about ScholarPrep!