The Right Guidance for College and Career Success: Maximizing Your Educational Investment

March Newsletter #luck #collegeadmissions

From Motivation Monday at ForwarDirections! Facebook Page:

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” -J.P. Morgan

Happy March from the Team at ForwarDirections! 


How much luck is there in getting into college? Since St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in March, we wondered about how much luck it takes to get into college. As we wrote in our recent blogpost, there are four main areas that colleges consider when deciding whether or not to admit students: grades, college entrance exams (ACT or SAT), essay writing, and student involvements (leadership, sports, community service, work experience, etc.). Read the articles at the end of this newsletter to see how much “luck” is needed to get into a college of your choice.


…to the students in our ForwarDirections senior network for their acceptances to the following colleges: CSUs including Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, Sacramento State, and San Diego State; UC’s, including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UC San Diego; and private universities, including Boston College, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Cal Lutheran, Concordia University (Irvine), Santa Clara University, Loyola (New Orleans), Wagner College, St. Mary’s, University of San Francisco, and USC.

ACT-or-SATACT and/or SAT: When should I take these exams? Students should plan on taking these tests at least two times. It is recommended that students take these tests no later than the spring of their junior year so they can take it again in the fall of their senior year. This will allow students to get the best score possible prior before submitting their college applications. How do you choose which test to take? Read this article to learn more about that.

Starting to seriously think about what it will take to get into college? Here are some college admissions myths that you should be aware of before you enter the college admissions game.

Are you a SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL? Join our Network now:

  • to decide which college acceptance is the right fit for you!
  • to figure out your future college plans!
  • to build a support team who can be alongside you when you go to college!

Are you a SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL? Join our Network now:

  • to figure out what you want to do with your life!
  • to decide what college major best suits your goals!
  • to identify what colleges are the right fit for you!
  • to design a plan about how to pay for college!

Are you a COLLEGE STUDENT? Join our Network now:

  • to figure out a plan for next year (coursework, living arrangements, etc.)!
  • to make sure you are on track for graduation from college!
  • to refine your career plans!
  • to figure out how to keep paying for your college expenses!
  • to design a plan about how to pay for college!

Just fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch with you to get you started!


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“Luck” in College Admissions:

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