US College Experts’ College Admissions Strategist, Ayo Oseni, provides tips on how High School Juniors can prepare for college admissions. Tips were provided on a segment of #CollegeChat with Ashley Hill via Twitter.

How to Help Your High School Junior Prepare for College with Ayo Oseni #collegechat #uscexperts

How to Help Your High School Junior Prepare for College with Ayo Oseni #collegechat #uscexperts

Twitter chat with US College Experts’ College Admissions Strategist, Ayo Oseni and Ashley Hill of College Prep Ready.

  1. Get #collegeprep insider tips + strategies for high school juniors tonight at 9 E on #CollegeChat with @Ayo_USCExperts!
  2. Welcome to #CollegeChat! I am so excited to have a special guest today – @Ayo_USCExperts!
  3. #CollegeChat is a weekly college prep resource for parents, students, school counselors, and college prep professionals.
  4. @prepforcollege Thank you so much for having me. I am really excited to be here tonight! #collegechat
  5. @prepforcollege My name is Ayo Oseni. I am a College Admissions Strategist and the Founder of @USCExperts. #collegechat
  6. Q1: When should high school juniors start preparing for college? #collegechat
  7. @prepforcollege A1: The summer prior to their junior year or at the latest — by the end of September of their junior year. #collegechat
  8. A1: This is the time to review testing requirements for each school, research majors, and visit colleges of interest. #collegechat
  9. A1: If you find yourself past this point, connect with your school/guidance/college counselor and parent(s) immediately. #collegechat
  10. Q2: When should high school juniors start studying for ACT/SAT? #collegechat
  11. A2: It is ideal for juniors to use the summer to study for the ACT/SAT to prepare for the fall ACT and/or PSAT. #collegechat
  12. @prepforcollege A2: Many students use the fall term to study and then take the ACT/SAT in the spring. #collegechat
  13. @prepforcollege A2: It is best to be done with testing by the end of your junior year. #collegechat
  14. Q3: What are the top 3 college prep mistakes that high school juniors are making and the solution? #collegechat
  15. A3: Not taking the PSAT/ACT/SAT seriously – Have a testing plan! Try to complete your testing by the end of your junior year. #collegechat
  16. This is a huge mistake! PSAT can equal scholarships. High ACT/SAT can help with college admissions + scholarships! #collegechat  https://twitter.com/Ayo_USCExperts/status/831689852504645632 
  17. A3: Not selecting a rigorous class schedule for senior year – Colleges want to see that you are challenging yourself. #collegechat
  18. A3: Not getting to know your teachers and college counselor – It’s hard to write a recommendation letter for a stranger. #collegechat
  19. Q4: What should be included in the college admissions essay? #collegechat
  20. A4: Tell your story! Don’t try to write about a random topic just because you think it will impress the admissions reps. #collegechat
  21. A4: Make sure to answer the prompt and really reflect on the experience that you are trying to communicate. #collegechat
  22. A4: The essay is the only part of your application that reveals a student’s “voice”. #collegechat
  23. Q5: Why is it important for high school juniors to make campus visits? #collegechat
  24. A5: Visiting colleges helps students finalize their college list. #collegechat.
  25. A5: They can hear first-hand from the admissions reps on what the school is looking for in an applicant. #collegechat.
  26. A5: It is also an excellent opportunity to see where you will possibly live for the next 4 or more years. #collegechat.
  27. Q6: How can high school juniors balance school with after school activities? #collegechat
  28. A6: Set clear expectations from the start. Add activities that interest you or will expose you more to your potential major. #collegechat
  29. A6: Don’t just overload your schedule. Colleges are looking for quality and not quantity when it comes to your commitments. #collegechat
  30. A6: Most importantly, remember your education should be your TOP priority. #collegechat
  31. A6: It is ok to reassess your commitments if you find that your school work begins to suffer or you start to feel overwhelmed. #collegechat
  32. Q7: How do you advise high school juniors to select a major? #collegechat
  33. A7: When selecting a major, consider your strengths, talents, interests, and passions. #collegechat
  34. A7: Think about your career aspirations and then work backwards. You must understand the type of degrees(s) you will need. #collegechat
  35. A7: Look at the classes/activities you love and research if there is a major or career path that can be taken. #collegechat
  36. A7: Take advantage of any shadowing and internship opportunities that may present themselves #collegechat
  37. Q8: How can high school juniors research college costs? #collegechat
  38. A8: A great tool is the Net Price Calculator (NPC). Families can obtain an estimate of what it would cost to attend a college. #collegechat.
  39. A8: Each college should have a NPC on their website. You can also visit  https://collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx  and search for the school. #collegechat.
  40. A8: College Navigator @nces is also a great resource to find the NPC. It can also be use for general college searches. #collegechat.
  41. Q9: How do you assist students and families through the college admissions process? #collegechat
  42. A9: Our goal is to partner with families through the college admissions process.  http://www.uscexperts.com  #collegechat
  43. A9. Some of our services are 1-on-1 and group coaching, essay coaching services, and college tours.  http://uscexpert.com  #collegechat
  44. A9. We offer a 20 min intro call to discuss your concerns and how we can help.  http://uscexperts.setmore.com  #collegechat
  45. @Ayo_USCExperts Tell us about your upcoming programs for high school juniors. #collegechat
  46. We will be offering a college admissions boot camp and college tour this summer. For details visit  http://www.uscexperts.com  #collegechat
  47. Q10: Do you have any final tips for parents of high school juniors? #collegechat
  48. A10: The college admissions process will prove to be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in one’s life. #collegechat
  49. Thank you to everyone for joining us tonight! Thank you to our guest @Ayo_USCExperts! Follow her to get more tips, etc. #collegechat

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