Why Invest in College Admissions Guidance? Invest in Your Student’s Future and Strip Away the Unnecessary Stress

If you have a student in a U.S. high school, you are certainly thinking about the college admissions process or already applying to colleges. We want to encourage you to invest in college admissions counseling, especially if you are a family with foreign-born parents. The complexities of the U.S. college admissions process can be stressful and confusing. College Admissions Counseling can help reduce unnecessary stress.
You may be asking yourself, ‘Why is it so important to do this?’, ‘Can I afford it?’ and ‘When should I start?’
Here are some reasons to invest and why families with foreign-born parents need additional support:

  • Realistic College Choices – A college admissions counselor helps students create realistic college lists. Costly application fees are wasted when students apply to colleges that they will not likely be accepted to or when they apply to schools that do not align with their short and long-term goals. Currently, the average college application fee is $100, including fees for the College Board/ACT to transfer SAT or ACT test scores. UCEazy’s average assessment shows that college admissions counseling can save families a minimum of $500 on application fees.
  • Campus Tours – A counselor can also help students create a strategy for taking campus tours. Again, this can save families time and money by taking unnecessary campus visits. The average out-of-state campus visit costs between $1,000-$2,000, so the visit should be a fitting target to justify the investment.
  • Testing Strategies – A counselor can help a student with testing strategies. This will save families money on unnecessary SAT/ACT retakes, which average $50 per test.
  • College’s Rising Costs – Before financial aid, most families typically spend between $80,000 – $300,000 for a four-year college education, including the cost of living. In the end, the cost for college admissions counseling only adds a small amount to the overall cost of a four-year college education.
Other benefits of having college admissions counseling include:

  • No Regrets –When parents invest in college admissions counseling, they will never have to wonder if they could have done more to help their students get into the college of his/her dream school
  • Reduce Family Stress – In addition, having a professional counselor work with your child will lessen family stress. This can also maintain and improve the parent-child relationship.
The following is a testimonial from a UCEazy client that demonstrates the impact college admissions counseling had on a parent-child relationship.
“I believe that having UCEazy’s help also helped ensure that my parent-teen relationship was not marred by having contentious college application discussions. The advisor was able to
guide the student to better college choices and gently improve the choices over time rather then what would have been challenging conversations between the student and parents, because, of course, the parents don’t know much about college admissions in the U.S.”
At UCEazy, we have two programs to help you with the college admissions process. We believe you should invest in college admissions counseling as early as 8th grade.
Our Multi-Dimensional Student Program helps students in 8th-10th grades as they navigate the U.S. high school system and become unique for college admissions. Our other option, the College Admissions Program, helps students in the 11th-12th grades become competitive for college applications and helps them navigate the actual college application process.
For more information or to register for a free consultation, please contact us at info@uceazy.com or 1-833-982-3299.