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Senior Year Tips ~ How to Organize College Information

If you are the parent of a high school junior or senior, you are in the midst of the hunt for a college, and have lots of college information to organize.

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Today we are talking about how to organize college information. If you are the parent of a high school junior or senior, you are in the midst of the hunt for where your child is going to go to college. There are so many aspects of this search beginning with prepping for the ACT and SATs, taking college tours, then the application process, and making that final decision. Because I see the world with a binder in every hand, when I considered how to organize college information, it all began with a binder. Here are my tips for how to organize college information one step at a time.

So those are my tips! When you take each tour I hope you’ll get a wonderful overview of what campus life might be like there. When they separate the kids and parents for special sessions, you’ll be sure to see amazing videos that I promise will make you cry. I think that your child will know when a school feels like home. We’ve already visited a few campuses, and it was really clear to my son – even with one I thought for sure he would love but he was just luke warm about. So you’ve got to help them know that when they get there, they will know if its right for them; and if it falls short of their impressions, that’s totally okay.

If you have children from preschool through high school, you'll want to check out our  GO MOM!® Back to School Bundle. Full of all the best forms and worksheets around, it has everything you'll need to have an organized school year. And of course, it fits beautifully with our 2016-2017 DIY GO MOM!® Planner ~ all about helping you stay focused on managing your time.

We are going to turn the corner on the application process this summer and I’d love to know if you are the parent of a high school junior or senior…

How are you organizing college information as you get your child ready for college?

If you love Pinterest, check out both our Graduation and College Pinterest Boards for all kinds of tips for this very special time for not just your student but your entire family too!

Don’t hesitate to leave us a comment as well ~ we are all in this together as we all work alongside our children to put them in the driver’s seat of this incredibly important time in their lives. Because after all, its their life, not yours, and that is honestly the hardest part of all.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!


P.S. Want more Senior Year Tips? Here’s a great guide for moms!

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  • Amy from Resourceful Mommy June 9, 2013, 2:23 pm

    I still remember my parents’ dining room turning into college application central, folders and paperwork and even VHS TAPES!!! spread out in piles across the table and buffet. We could have used you!

    • admin June 10, 2013, 2:00 pm

      Amy what a blessing for you, even in its organized mess =) College prep is is overwhelming even for those more organized so I am doing my best to keep the chaos to a minimum =) Thanks for commenting!

  • Amy Martin October 23, 2013, 5:42 am

    Have you heard of BOLD Guidance? I think it just launched recently but it’s a digital platform that organizes all application deadlines and requirements for the parent and student. Think it is! Hope that helps some:)

    • admin October 30, 2013, 12:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing Amy!

  • Bee August 30, 2015, 4:54 pm

    Hello, I am unable to see the tips. Am I doing something wrong? I see the “Here are my tips” sentence, a big block of blank space and then “So there are my tips! “

    • Anonymous August 31, 2015, 4:45 pm

      It’s a video clip in the blank space

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