My daughter graduated from college Magna Cum Laude. She held the 2nd highest GPA in her class and was the student with most awards and honors to graduate that year. Needless to say, I am very proud of her.
The road to her getting into college was not the least bumpy road we have ever traveled. I realized early on that my daughter was smart and eager to learn.
When she learned about China we both learned how to write our names in Chinese as well as delicious meals from the culture.
Many things she learned came from her involvement in 4-H, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Kids, Tae-Kwon-Do, Dance and other activities. We stayed very busy!
My mind was always thinking of her going to college, so I made sure that I kept good records of her activities, awards and achievements. Standardized testing was important for her. She enjoyed taking the PSAT to get a feel for taking exams and to help her prepare for the SAT. The taking of standardized testing also helped her realize that she was smart and equal to her other high school friends. She also enrolled in a college course when she was 16. We thought a class at the local community college would be a good idea. She not only learned science, she learned to sit in a class room, engage with a professor, engage with other students, take notes, study and take exams. These things helped to prepare her for her 4 year program.
Finding the perfect college for my daughter was a bit of a chore. We started with colleges in that had degrees in the field she was interested in. We looked at schools across the United States. We did a good bit of traveling when we had a few schools narrowed down. Many of the colleges my daughter applied to were very focused on her SAT scores.
I always wished I could have had a little more guidance in the search for the best college for my daughter. I wish she would have had someone else who “had her back” other than me. Most of my friends had children who were younger than my daughter and they looked to me for guidance. I hope I was able to help them and to help other Moms and kids who are on their way to college.
Thanks so much for taking this time to read my story about finding the best college for my daughter. This post was sponsored by Kaplan
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