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Podcast of College Planning for Gifted Kids: Finding the Right Fit

May 19, 2009

Did you miss the Speaker Series event on May 5, 2009 regarding College Planning for Gifted Kids?

You might think that college planning for gifted kids is easier in that they are more likely to get accepted, provided that they live up to their academic potential. In reality, being gifted can actually make the college decision harder. Plus, the social and emotional needs of gifted students can require some additional thought.

Our speaker was Barbara Geller, the mother of two gifted teenagers who has spent the last few years reading about and living through the college search process. To share what she has learned, she has started a blog. CGA members may also recognize Barbara’s name because she has been Membership chairperson, CHS campus rep, and a frequent contributor to the CGA newsletter, Gifted Matters.

Do you know how much college really costs?  Which colleges are most likely to offer financial aid or academic scholarships?  Find out how to find a college that meets your child’s academic, social, and emotional needs — as well as your pocketbook (you will want to start saving yesterday).  She also explains steps you can do now (for students in middle and high school) to help your child stand out from the application pool and to identify the individual factors that contribute to his/her college success.

Looking for books to guide you in college planning? College Planning Resources

For members only, you can access a podcast of this informative and interesting presentation.

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