College is an investment, for sure, and after graduation, students, parents and families all aim to turn that investment into profit or success. Choosing a major is part of that investment equation.
For many students, just saying the word “test”, brings on stress. Standardized tests can cause more than just stress or worry. In fact, about 20 percent of students have test anxiety. The good news is, being prepared for exams like the SAT and ACT can help reduce test-taking stress and anxiety.
Did you know that grades and credit hours can affect your student’s financial aid? Melissa Heinrich, senior director of ASU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, has answers on how your student can stay on top of their academic and financial affairs.
Choosing a college major might be one of the biggest commitments a high school student has ever been asked to make.
A lot of students worry that once they choose a major, that’s it. That’s what they’re going to be when they grow up. Daunting, right? And while you might know that career paths don’t always follow straight lines, your student might feel pressure to nail down their professional goals now to ensure they are on the right path.
Earning a perfect (or near perfect) GPA is an attainable goal for sure — your student just needs a plan. It can’t hurt to be proactive and talk with your student as the new semester begins. The next time you have some time with your student, ask them about school, “Ready for school?” or “How’s school going?” If they’re struggling, share some of the tips below and help them get started.
It also helps to be prepared when your student comes to you with questions or opens up about grades, stress or upcoming assignments.
Taking the ACT or SAT is a part of going to college for many students. Though they can take it as early as their freshman year of high school, most students take it their junior year. If your student is going to take it, they should consider completing it by December of their senior year. It's a good idea to check with individual schools for deadlines.
Planning for college is an exciting time for both students and their families, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. One of the first questions to arise may be: Is it better for my student to attend a community college or four-year university?
When it comes to understanding course material and getting a good grade, studying is just as important as showing up for class. If studying isn’t your student’s strong suit, these tips might help.
The first step for your student is to get organized. They should start by pulling together all the notes they take in each class, including study guides and any flashcards or readings. Then they should group the notes for each class so they can study them one at a time.