In this episode, I review some of the reasons why a teenager might be less-than-enthusiastic to begin thinking about the college admissions process in 9th or 10th grade. I then give suggestions on what a parent can do to help turn the tide.
What I discuss in this episode:
0:02:20 Why focus on 9th and 10-graders?
0:02:54 Reason #1: Fear
0:03:34 Reason #2: Social Proof
0:04:45 Reason #3: No curriculum
0:05:08 Reason #4: Immaturity
0:05:31 Reason #5: No Role Models
0:06:01 Reason #6: Too many distractions
0:06:32 Reason #7: Short-term perspective
0:07:06 Reason #8: Ill-prepared parents
0:07:50 What can parents do to motivate their children?
0:08:22 Option #1: Rely on your high school
0:09:00 Option #2: Become Subject Matter Expert
0:09:30 Option #3: Do nothing
0:10:24 Option #4: Enroll in PrepWell Academy
0:15:52 How to use PrepWell Academy with your child
0:16:40 Finding the right time, mood, context
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9thgrade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.