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College Planning: Teenagers need a WHY and a WHEN
Written by Jack Delehey on October 14th, 2022
Ever wonder why sometimes teenagers seem self-motivated, proactive, and willing to put in the work to see the results?

But then sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to get them to stop all their TikToking, sit down, and have one focused college planning session with you?

Well, when it comes to motivation, teenagers need a WHY and a WHEN. (Trust me, it wasn’t that long ago, I was a 17-year old).

Give them a WHY & WHEN and they succeed. Even better, have them come up with their own WHY & WHEN and they excel.

Give them vague statements like “college will help you grow” and “this process will be over sometime soon” and it’s a recipe for procrastination and apathy.


P.S. Congratulations to my standout HS senior, Madison, who was accepted to her dream college this week (Embry-Riddle). Bravo, Madison. Your WHY & WHEN paid off!

Jack Delehey

Jack Delehey (Vanderbilt '14) is a college admissions expert originally from Concord, MA and now resides in Denver, CO.  It is his goal to pass on his college admission knowledge, strategies, and unique perspective to high school students in a young, fun, relatable, older-brother type manner.

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