I use Project Management principles to guide my counseling practice.

  • The college admissions process is a project with a beginning and an end.
  • Students, parents, teachers and counselors are all stakeholders.
  • We need to identify academic, cultural and financial fit requirements.
  • We need to set SMART goals and meet milestones.
  • Managing financial aid for college is all about risk mitigation.
  • Ultimately, the student needs to take ownership and responsibility for managing the project.

… because yes, managing the college admissions process is a big project!!