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College admission can be very stressful for both students and their parents. Say goodbye to your anxiety by following these 5 steps to securing a stress- free college admission.
The first word of caution is that the availability of plenty of career options today leads to a lot of confusion. Here we recommend that all parents and students approach the admission process systematically.
Step 1. Have a honest career choice discussion
All parents should ensure that they discuss the aspirations of their children with them. Caution should be exercised such that the parents do not force careers of their choice on the children or force their own choice of vocation such as engineering, medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Management, Paramedical, Applied Health Science or law.
Do remember that careers in arts and commerce too have become equally rewarding today than ever before and parents should not insist children to necessarily pursue a science stream course only.
The advice and wisdom of a career counsellor could be most useful. Further, a vocational test or a career choice test could be of great use to determine the ideal future path. The advantage here is that the counsellor can give a dispassionate opinion based on the facts of the case.
Step 2. Draw up a list of colleges you wise to apply to
It is every child's dream to go to the best engineering college,Top medical College, Top Nursing College, Top Pharmacy College, Top Agriculture College, Top Management College,Top Applied Health Science College, however, the admission process is dependent not only on your performance but also the relative performance of your peers. Hence, it is ideal to draw up a list of 10 colleges that one can apply to. This should be determined by the reputation, subjects offered, proximity from home and such.
Besides, all students should familiarize themselves with the admissions procedure and requirements for online application form submission. Further, do keep attested copies of all important documents such as mark lists and domicile certificates ready for use as needed during the process. It would be also useful to visit the college you are applying to and get some idea about the courses and such and interact with some of the students and faculty onsite.
Step 3. Conform one admission
Based on the admission process, take admission into the first college allotted to you. This will give you an admission in hand and minimize your anxiety to a great extent. Every system allows you to continue to try for a seat in the college of your choice although you have confirmed one seat for yourself. Do ensure that you are aware of the deadlines and last dates for these procedures as these are sacrosanct and cannot be extended.
Step 4. Understand the migration process
It is important for us to realize that the process of migration from Higher Secondary School level to Bachelor degree college has to be planned for also in a systematic manner. In some cases, we also have to plan for the migration from High school to junior college or from class 12 in a school to a degree college. Please ensure that all the procedures and norms for this migration are understood and followed.
You may also need a migration certificate if the transition is across states or across different boards. Since the rules vary from board to board and even state to state, sufficient preparation will make the task much easier
Step 5. Develop your overall personality
In today's competitive world, the person who succeeds is the one who has multiple skills under his belt. Specialization in an area is important but one should not be an over-specialist. It is useful to inculcate interpersonal skills, teamwork skills in all students. These go a long way in boosting their confidence and also build better impressions on one and all around them. It is required that the parents encourage the child to actively participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities at the High school and college levels. It is here that they learn valuable lessons of competitiveness and sportsmanship. To summarise, a systematic approach to the admission process makes it a more comfortable and less anxious activity for both the children and the parents