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Hawkins Beyond the Tassel is a weekly podcast hosted by education equity advocate and rural communities champion, Craig Williams, featuring insider tips to help families and students prepare for the transition from high school to college. College isn’t for everyone but, on average, about two out of every three kids from rural communities wind up going to college. Our mission is to help rural kids make the most of that process, helping them with the tools to gain admission to the schools of their choice and to help parents with strategies to make college more affordable. We know that kids from our rural communities are hardworking, smart, and motivated. But too often, they lack easy access to some of the tools and educational resources their suburban counterparts take for granted. Through this podcast, and our website, journey12.com, we want to enhance the odds for young people from less populous areas to find success with their college admissions process and level the playing field for access to the nation’s top colleges and universities with that of their suburban counterparts.

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Hawkins Beyond the Tassel is a weekly podcast hosted by education equity advocate and rural communities champion, Craig Williams, featuring insider tips to help families and students prepare for the transition from high school to college. College isn’t for everyone but, on average, about two out of every three kids from rural communities wind up going to college. Our mission is to help rural kids make the most of that process, helping them with the tools to gain admission to the schools of their choice and to help parents with strategies to make college more affordable. We know that kids from our rural communities are hardworking, smart, and motivated. But too often, they lack easy access to some of the tools and educational resources their suburban counterparts take for granted. Through this podcast, and our website, journey12.com, we want to enhance the odds for young people from less populous areas to find success with their college admissions process and level the playing field for access to the nation’s top colleges and universities with that of their suburban counterparts.

    Hawkins Determining Your Match, Safety, and Reach Schools

    Hawkins Determining Your Match, Safety, and Reach Schools

    We discussed finding college fit back on November 3, and part of that discussion centered on making a list of your targeted schools. I dropped a lot of information on you during that episode, having to do with making the choice that would best assure...

    • 11 min
    Hawkins College Choice, Near or Far: Considering the Distance Factor

    Hawkins College Choice, Near or Far: Considering the Distance Factor

    Heading off to college after high school is — let’s face it — a huge adventure in and of itself. But when a student leaves their family and the home they’ve lived in for 17 or 18 years to attend college in a completely different city, state, or even...

    • 10 min
    Hawkins Rural vs Suburban vs Urban College Settings: Environment Matters

    Hawkins Rural vs Suburban vs Urban College Settings: Environment Matters

    Choosing for best fit is important when you’re considering college options, and environment plays a huge factor. Big city, suburban, or smaller communities can all present hundreds of outstanding options for your ideal college or university. You will...

    • 9 min
    Hawkins Developing and Refining Your Target Schools List

    Hawkins Developing and Refining Your Target Schools List

    Making the decision to attend college is the first of many important decisions, but of all the decisions you’ll face in the process, the choice of school itself may be the most important. Weight the factors carefully in order to find the best fit. Use...

    • 18 min
    Hawkins Public vs Private -- Pros and Cons

    Hawkins Public vs Private -- Pros and Cons

    The differences between the actual degree earned at a public institution versus a private is fairly inconsequential. But between the two formats, there is plenty of variance to consider: cost, selectivity, culture, social vibe, and more. We explore the...

    • 16 min
    Hawkins Affording College: Finding the Money Through Merit, Aid, and More

    Hawkins Affording College: Finding the Money Through Merit, Aid, and More

    Where will the money to pay for college come from.  Some parents were able to sock away enough money from the time their children were very young to be able to draw on that account now, and fully fund college, but many families just didn’t manage to do...

    • 12 min

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