#026 Creating Your College Bound Calendar

Episode Summary

In this episode, I’m doing something a little different and going solo! We need to be intentional when it comes to planning for the future with our college-bound kiddos. I’ll be sharing lots of ideas and resources for how to get it all done, even and especially when life gets overwhelming. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to sit down as a family and not just identify what needs to be accomplished in the next year, but you’ll have a plan for when so you can stay on track to beat deadlines. 

Episode Notes

With Flourish and Launch, one of my main objectives is to give parents a sense of clarity as to where they’re headed with their kids, and to provide positive momentum to keep going all the way through each school year. One of the best ways to make that happen is to approach each year with a clear sense of intention.

In this episode, I will give you a step-by-step framework for planning your college-bound calendar for the next school year and beyond. Last year is behind us, and summer is well under way. Maybe you’ve started this summer still reeling from a busy and overwhelming school year. But don’t worry, it is possible to take a factual approach to planning, and knock out your to-do list bit by bit.

My hope is that you will finish out this episode feeling positive and motivated for the year ahead. I’ll also be providing some links and resources for you to use along the way. And if you stay tuned until the end of the episode, you’ll hear about a free online event that will be available later this month, July 2022 (in case you’re listening at a later date!). .


  • Get a Step-by-Step framework for creating your college bound calendar
  • How to leverage the academic calendar at your high school
  • What’s magical about May 1st when it comes to college planning
  • How to not overwhelm your teen with college planning
  • An opportunity to join Lisa for a free coaching session

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Links mentioned in this episode

Free Zoom Workshop, Plan Your College Cound Calendar for 2022-23

Launch College & Career Clarity Course

Launch College and Career Clarity Facebook Community

College Planning Timeline

2023 AP Exam Dates


[3:29] Hopefully by now you have a copy of the College Planning Timeline printed out and posted. If not, grab a copy of it here.

[4:41] How to begin building a Family College-Bound Calendar. Start by noting all the important dates (days off, testing dates, college visits, family events, etc.)

[8:58] How to think about Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break

[10:53] How to make time to have regularly scheduled college-bound conversations with your sophomore, junior or senior.

[14:03] Start building a schedule and checklist of what needs to be done.

[16:12] Lisa tells us about a special event she is offering free for listeners.

Access the episode transcript here.