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A Practical Guide to College Admissions (Episode 88)
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The hallmark off their experience was staring early and doing plenty of research and planning. Brenden also explains how he balanced work, outside activities, and school.
This journey had a very happy destination as Brenden was accepted to his first choice college: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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Brenden: “We started planning the admissions process in my freshman year.”
Jeanne: “Starting when he was a freshman we always visited college campuses near places we traveled to. I wanted Brenden to see what was out there.”
Brenden: “A huge factor for me was how soon I could get a job out of college. Also, the price of the school was a factor.”
Jeanne: “Cal Poly is a tough school to get in to so I researched what test scores and GPA is needed to get in.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
Brenden: Take the ACT early.
Jeanne: Dream big.
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
Brenden: Choose schools that fit you best and start planning early.
Jeanne: Focus on a few schools and do your best.
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