College Worth vs. College Worthy

A single ‘C’ grade in a high school class is not the security guard blocking the door of admissions to college, nor is an middle-of-the-road SAT or ACT score the reason to abandon all college plans.  With thousands of colleges, ranging in size, culture, opportunities, and admissions policies, there’s a campus for every student.

Knowing that a campus somewhere will accept a student, instead ask “What college is acceptable to me?”  Determine what would make a college worthy of your four years and your tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and housing costs.  Think, “Would I really want to attend a college that didn’t accept who I am, rather than who they think I should be?” After answering both questions, investigate if an admissions invitation is reasonable or a reach. Then, an informed decision can be made about applying or not.  No one said being perfect is the sole qualification for admissions.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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