#097 How Colleges Assess Your Teen’s Fit to Major with Lisa Marker Robbins

In this episode, Lisa discusses:

  • How your student can demonstrate to colleges the reasons behind their choice of college major.
  • Actions your student can take in high school to have confidence in their future major decision and share their story with colleges. 
  • Options outside your high school to take the right classes. 
  • Thinking more broadly about how your teen can gain valuable extracurricular experiences. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Students spend most of their time in the classroom – they should take the right classes that align with their future major of interest and fit their academic level. 
  • Don’t let the options at your student’s high school limit your student’s narrative. 
  • There are ways for your student to create their own extracurricular activities if options at their school are limited. 
  • Many high schools offer internships in your community – your teen can also talk to local businesses regarding potential internship opportunities outside of their high school. 

No matter when you’re listening to this, it is not too late to dig in and start doing the work now. Once you’ve done the work, it’s time to demonstrate it when you get to senior year, and you’re ready to apply to college.” – Lisa Marker Robbins


Episode References:

Get Lisa’s Free on-demand video: How-to guide for your teen to choose the right major, college, & career…(without painting themselves into a corner, missing crucial deadlines, or risking choices you both regret). 



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