LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - Today's parents may have had to walk 10 miles in the snow to school every day, but they had it easy when it came to getting into top colleges. "Many parents don't understand how much college admissions have changed since they applied," explains Susan Goodkin, a national college consultant and Rhodes Scholar who specializes in admission to elite colleges. "Great SAT's and a near-perfect GPA are now the ground floor for getting into schools like the Ivies."
As school budgets shrink and the student-to-guidance counselor ratio grows, so does the importance of parents in the application process. "If parents don't learn how the admissions game is played today, their children are at a big disadvantage when applying to elite colleges," explains Ms. Goodkin, a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University.
Recognizing the urgent need for parents to be educated about the admissions process, Ms. Goodkin is offering a free teleseminar, "What Parents Must Know About Getting Into Selective Colleges." The program will cover topics including critical changes in the application process since today's parents applied, along with what parents need to know about extracurriculars, testing, grades, college essays, recommendations, interviews, and more.
The one-hour teleseminar will be offered on March 10, March 17, and March 19. For more information or to register, parents can go to www.LearningStrategiesCenter.com or call Ms. Goodkin at 805-642-6686.
About Susan Goodkin: Susan Goodkin is Executive Director of the California Learning Strategies Center and a national college consultant specializing in admission to selective colleges. She is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Susan writes and speaks nationally on education issues including college admissions, and her articles have appeared in newspapers including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Miami Herald, the Houston Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee.