Road to college can be as confusing as an L.A. freeway
Many of us suburban parents look back on our own college decisions as something that just sort of happened. We took one of those required fill-in-the-circle tests and applied to our “dream” college and a “safety” school close to home. There was no Internet to scour in pursuit of the perfect college, no website enabling our parents to obsess about our chances of acceptance, and our parents didn’t use all their vacation time carting us off for campus visits.
“I didn’t see my school until orientation, and I told my parents I didn’t want to go there,” remembers Carol Krashen, who now runs the Career and College Center at Naperville North High School. Krashen says she applied to two colleges in high school, didn’t go to either one, and eventually found her “great fit” at Albion College, a small liberal arts school in south-central Michigan.