Students who have dreamed of going to ivy league university such as Harvard and Yale have found an easier, cheaper way of getting there… starting at a local college! Many of these students attend a local university for their Bachelor’s degree, and move on to their dream college for their Master’s (and even PhD’s!).
This simple idea is great for you and your student for 3 big reasons:
- You’ll save money.
Most “dream colleges” are expensive to attend. Attending a cheaper local college for their first four years means less money spent in the long run.
- Weaker candidates have time to become strong candidates.
Ivy league universities have high standards. Therefore, if your student can achieve a Bachelor’s degree with a 4.0, they will most likely be shot to the top of the applicants when they apply to their dream college.
- Acclimating to the college life is easier.
No matter how well they did in high school, university academics are on a whole different level. Attending a less stressful, less rigorous local college can be a great way for them to wade into the college lifestyle.
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