The College Journey: Advice from the Pros

by Kim Lifton

Despite what you may have heard, there is a college for everyone.

In fact, a recent National Association for College Admission Counseling survey supports that statement:  On average, four-year institutions accept nearly two-thirds of their applicants.

“It’s not that hard to get into college,” says Marie Bigham, one of the nation’s leading authorities on college admission.

A former admissions officer at Washington University, Bigham, now Director of College Guidance at the Greenhill School in Addison, Tex., and a national board member of NACAC and ACCIS, will bring years of know-how about the admissions process to parents, counselors and students in our newest (and FREE!) webinar series, Get Ready! Get Set! Get In! Starting The College Journey, this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 p.m. ET.

“Be open-minded,” she adds. “There is no one perfect school.”

Joining Bigham will be another leading college expert, Ralph Figueroa, Dean of College Guidance at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico. Figueroa rose to national prominence as the Wesleyan University admissions officer featured in the bestseller, The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College.

He is Past President of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling, former member of The Common Application Board of Directors, and The Common Application Outreach Advisory Committee.

“As stressful as this college process is, and as overwhelming as it seems, it is manageable,” Figueroa says.

Our esteemed guests will discuss what you really need to know about starting your journey to college, how you can tell good information from bad, the importance of the college essay, and much more!

Register now. This is a rare opportunity to learn, and ask questions, from the best and most experienced admissions pair in the U.S.