WATERTOWN, Mass. May 25, 2012 College Coach® Bright Horizons Family Solutions®
College Coach will provide BNP Paribas employees guidance during what can be some of the most challenging and stressful periods in parents’ lives: preparing for, applying to, saving for and paying for college. BNP Paribas employees with children from infants to the college years will have access to College Coach’s expert advice on everything from starting a college savings plan, to building homework and study skills, to navigating the college admissions process, to financing higher education. Employees at BNP Paribas will be able to participate in group seminars, visit the College Coach Virtual Learning Center, and obtain one-on-one individualized counseling provided by College Coach’s team of former college admissions officers.
The college admissions process has become increasingly more difficult and expensive in recent years, impacting the well-being of employees with children. In 2012, many colleges had a record number of applicants, prompting some of the most selective colleges to accept less than 10 percent of all who applied. College costs continue to rise, and financing options are more complex. Many families rely on high school guidance counselors, who have become more and more stretched for time and attention. The average U.S. high school guidance counselor works with 450 students annually on a wide range of issues, not exclusively college admissions.
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