The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.


Parents, Students, Educators

Grade Level

Middle School, High School

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn research-based findings on the relationship between college selectivity and future outcomes, including learning, job satisfaction, and well-being.
  2. Explore practical strategies to embrace a healthier approach to the college admissions process.
  3. Gain a deeper understanding of the value and meaning of engagement in college and high school.

“The clearly outlined research you presented, with such warmth and good sense, was outstanding. The context and the practical approaches you offered will surely give everyone in our community a much-needed grounding in the admissions process.”


Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Click here to apply.