The Empowerly team talked to some of our customers to gain insight into how our students find the right college, and why it matters. If you’re curious to see these voices come to life, this video illustrates the amazing strength of our community!
What is the right college?
If you don’t already know, finding your “best fit” school is important. After all, all students want to attend a school that is exciting, supportive, and enjoyable! However, finding it can be more complex than it may appear. Depending on your unique characteristics, the right college will look very different for each student.
To top it all off, the stakes are high. One Stanford group’s perspectives extend these nuances, sharing research that finding an engaging educational environment can even influence later life outcomes.
While the college application process for high school students can be difficult, you don’t have to do it alone. Consider reaching out to the experts for support. Let’s listen to some of our community members talk about their experiences with college admissions counseling.
In their own words
One parent relates that in her upbringing, education was “essential,” but good education even better: “You want to make sure that your kids do end up in college. It’s not just any colleges though,” she said. “It would be ideal you know, the good ones on the top tier are right.”
Another student explains, “My brother was part of Empowerly, and he got into his dream school for early admissions. He was able to find a perfect fit for him. And it thought that I would want to do that, too, for myself.”
An expert college counselor can provide unbiased information and authentic advice on how to achieve your intellectual goals. Students that are encouraged and empowered to follow their dreams will make the most of their potential.
How does Empowerly do this?
Generic advice just doesn’t make the cut. Instead, following a team-based approach, the counseling community understands that “each student is different and we should provide them with different support,” shared Teddi, Empowerly Program Manager.
Teddi continues, “The best example of that is the Empowerly Score®, which is a holistic tool that assesses a student’s extracurriculars, essays, and academics.” The score provides a diagnosis of sorts that counselors can use to help students bridge any gaps. By customizing the approach, students benefit from personalized guidance.
Most of all, Empowerly helps students become empowered in the process. Students should have a strong voice in planning their future.
One parent reminds viewers, “People think college counseling service is just about the application process but it’s more than that.” Given the extensive programs and resources available to students in the Empowerly program, it’s true. At Empowerly, you truly set your student up for success.
If you’re interested in starting your own journey toward college success, reach out today. We can’t wait to meet you.