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If you have a student with significant college-level work in high school or middle school, college planning can be particularly challenging. The usual college guidebooks don't address the less common questions that you may have about this process. Because it is difficult to learn how exceptional applicants are evaluated by application readers, the unfortunate result is that parents more often than not overestimate or underestimate their children's chances of admission at their schools of choice.


At GT College Advising, we understand these students, their challenges and abilities, and how they fit into the college and university admissions landscape.

We can answer the many questions you might have about planning the high school years and negotiating the college application process for these exceptional students, reducing the stress of uncertainty during this process:

  • What does a rigorous high school course schedule look like for the most capable students?

  • How can my student stand out academically even within a rigid school system?

  • How can I keep my student challenged through 12th grade?

  • Which of my child’s accomplishments should be included in college applications?

  • What if my student is twice-exceptional, with dyslexia, OCD, ADHD, dysgraphia, or ASD? What does this mean for the college application process?

  • Are there high school opportunities for my child that I haven't discovered?

  • How are unusual students like mine viewed by college admissions officers?

  • Is my child a good match for the Ivies, or a better match for liberal arts colleges or public research universities?

  • How can I weigh our need for financial aid with my child's urgent need for academic challenge and social fit?

  • What type of undergraduate institution would best set up my child to later apply to graduate or medical school?
     

These are the types of questions that we assist families to negotiate, even as we also help them with the overall college application requirements: essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, college lists, resumes, interviews, scholarships, and so on.

Why work with
GT College Advising?