Hello everyone. Let me start off by saying, excited to see this group created. I was on CC just a little with my oldest and felt there was a need for this years ago.
So here is the issue. My oldest (daughter) and son are very different. She was all about visiting schools, reaching out to admission offices, driven, go-getter, etc all on her own. My son, not so much which is why we hired a CC. He has very little interest in talking about specific colleges, etc but he does want to go away to college. He is just a high school sophomore but really has not"discovered" passions. He is just a “regular kid” like a throwback from the '80s. I mean that as a compliment. He has a solid GPA (3.7), does a sport each season (NOT a star athlete at all to his dismay), honors classes/one AP class, works at a grocery store on weekends/vacations, did well on PSAT (not fantastic) and does a little volunteer work. He is just a solid, regular, good kid. Not delusional about him being accepted to the top-tier colleges, just want him to have a great college experience, learn someothing, and continue to develop into a compassionate, strong, young man.
We did hire a CC who came up with some suggestions for him and to keep him on track. So far I am glad we did that. Here are her suggestions. Just want to know if diverse friendly among staff/students, the school climate for Hispanic/Latinx students, and types of merit aid. Any comments about below please share:
Hobart and William Smith College
Case Reserve University
University of Pittsburgh
Here are my ideas:
University of Dayton
Holy Cross College
University of Maryland at Baltimore
My son’s idea:
NC State ( He went with us during my daughter’s visit and it left an impression).
Some more background info:
My husband immigrated from South America as a young child. I am not Latinx/Hispanic. We live in MA and my son attends a large, urban public high school. Any suggestions/advice would truly be appreciated. Any school suggestions appreciated as well.