So, your child is a high school junior. You’ve heard other parents with kids older than yours whisper the word “college” like it was a terminal disease. You’ve seen their taut, maniacal grins trying to hold it together. The process of weathering and conquering the college admissions process with a teenager is a daunting affair for many. Very soon, advice will pour in through friends, your child’s guidance counselor, and your mother’s neighbor’s cousin, if it hasn’t begun trickling in already. That’s where we come in.
Welcome to anyone navigating the college admissions process (now or ever).
Enter a safe, compassionate support group of parents committed to getting through the college admissions frenzy with their relationships intact (and by relationships we mean with kids, partners, friends, and yourself). Jill Margaret Shulman, a college admissions coach, application evaluator, college writing instructor, essayist, author, and your fiercest ally will guide you through the entire crazy ritual that college admissions has become, month by month, breath by deep, cleansing breath, from your kid’s junior year in high school until you drop them off at college.
Come as you are—whether chill or roiling with anxiety—and Shulman, along with a platoon of experts and fellow parents, will help you maintain your strength and sense of self-worth, so easily lost somewhere between your teenager’s screaming, “I hate you! You’re ruining my life!” and typing your credit card number into the College Board’s website for the twentieth time.
You’ve got college admissions cracked, and now this book has got your back.