Your student can go to college


Happy new year! As we enter a new decade and resolve to improve our lives, this is the perfect time to remind your student that they can go to college. In fact, almost 20 million students were enrolled in college in 2017, and it’s never too early to start preparing.  

This is the time of year when families are anticipating college admission decisions and others will soon be gearing up for the next college application season. Whatever grade level your student is currently in, take some time as a family to think about how to achieve your student’s dreams of a positive, fulfilling future. 

Generally, about 65 percent of high school graduates enroll in college each year. Your student can certainly be part of that group, and we want to help answer your questions. Download our free college preparation guide to help you get started. If you have more questions, send an email to and we’ll share our insights.


Video transcript

“Everyone was talking about going to college and I was like, ‘oh, I can’t do that’.”

“I thought that I was not college material.”

“Everybody had told me I’d be able to succeed.”

“It was mind boggling at first.”

“Figure out how to apply for loans. Figure out how to apply for scholarships.”

“How to take the SATs, where to take them.”

“If I wanted to stay in state or out of state.”

“It was really kind of daunting.”

“I don’t think that they realize how much money is out there to help you.”

“We wound up finding like enough scholarships for me to be able to go to school and not even have to pay the money back.”

“I just needed a push to get up there and do things myself.”

“I faced challenges getting into college. You’re going to face challenges, but you can go.”

“You can go.”

“You can go.”

“If I can do it, you can do it.”

“You can go.”

“I want you to know that you can go, too.”

“You can go.”

“You can go.”