We'll make this short and easy. I've heard parents for a month or two proclaim, "It's finally over, we just submitted out last application!"
I'm wondering, what's over?
In fact, a new phase to the application process just begins upon submitting the college applications. It's a part of the process that most everyone fails to do.
It's called follow-up and follow-through!
Here's a quick story from just last week-
A father called me to discuss their situation as they were awaiting application decisions. I said you can't sit around waiting, there is substantive influence your son can still have over the outcome.
"How so?" he asked.
I said, "By him calling the admission office and setting up a meeting with his admission counselor. Not next week, but TODAY!"
That was last Monday, and his son made the call.
They scheduled a meeting the very next day, Tuesday. His son arrived with 11 questions to ask and well-prepped on his responses to their questions.
They had the meeting at noon. By 1:00, they strolled the campus together, chatting away.
Yesterday, just six days later, the student received a letter of acceptance with a scholarship award of $72,000 over 4 years. The family called me and very excitedly said- "The meeting was a game-changer!"
It can be that simple. Kids need to learn now at an early age the value of follow-up. They don't love it, but who cares, it's a valuable lesson.
Effective and timely follow-up is a game-changer! It's that simple, yet that elusive.
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