Design is a way of thinking and a creative act. The standard definition of design is:
A) A particular purpose held in view by an individual or group
B) Deliberative purposive planning
So what does that have to do with college admissions? Most folks think that the “purpose” of applying to college is to “get in.” Applying for college requires purpose, planning, and intention--or else the action cannot have the result or outcome that is most meaningful.
The problem that needs to be fixed.
Today's college atmosphere is frenzied and overwhelming. In Admissions by Design, you'll learn some disturbing trends related to today's college admission world and the truth about the devastating impact our current system has on youth.
Uncover your mental models and beliefs about the college admissions process, and learn the truth related to some of the prevailing myths we commonly hold.
The U Map
The U Map assists you to hone your emerging sense of identity and to become clearer on who you are and what you want. In journeying through the U Map, you will actively engage in self awareness and in the creation of your own path, not only to college, but also to your next stage of life and beyond.
Adventure and finding your best future.
It's time to adventure and evolve beyond high school and to become more clear about who you are and what is important to you.
The framework offered in Admissions by Design, allows students and their mentors to engage in the college admissions process more authentically and effectively. Most importantly, the framework creates a healthy and balanced approach to helping you move toward your best future and find the pathway to your best self.
College admissions can be exciting, joyful and thrilling!
Too many college books on the market are overly serious, tired, and boring. This process doesn’t have to be crazy making! Laughter and zest are part of the experience.
Admissions by Design offers a rewarding and inspirational way to approach what traditionally has been a stressful, all-consuming process. Get the full picture of what college admissions is today and what it can be in the future. Understand how the current crazed system of college admissions works and the negative impact we all are experiencing as a result.
It is time to reimagine the college admissions process and take charge of its very design. The way forward should be one of self-discovery and self-actualization. Take a lead role in designing not only your path to college, but your path to life. With your heart as your compass, you will be equipped to discover and employ your unique talents and powerful dreams in service of yourself and the world.