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College Planning: A Parent’s Guide to Getting Started

What no one tells you about planning for college

Chances are, if you’re like the parents we’ve worked with, you want to do everything in your power to make sure your child can afford the college of their dreams, but you’re struggling with WHERE TO START!

Do any of these sound like something you worry about?

  • I’m overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
  • I didn’t have to do all of this when I was in high school
  • I’m worried about missing something.
  • I have lots of questions, but I’m not quite sure what to ask.

When we talk with the parents we work with across the country, they always tell us that getting started was the hardest part of the college planning process.

You probably didn’t have to worry about all of this when you were in high school. The process was so much simpler: fill out an application and wait to see if you were accepted.

Nowadays it starts much earlier and there are so many hoops to jump through and factors to consider, not to mention the scary thought of college debt!

We created this course to help parents like you get started on this journey, whether you have an 8th grader or a rising senior.

This mini-course will walk you through the ScholarPrep System step-by-step so that you can have some peace of mind about being on the right track!

This mini-course is set up for you to complete at your own pace and to come back to a lecture any time you need a refresher. You can work through the materials a little bit at a time over a few weeks, or you can sit down and finish it in just a couple of hours - whatever works best for you!

The downloads will help you get on track and stay on track throughout high school and even the college years.

Here’s a list of everything you'll get in this course:

  • Video lectures detailing the exact steps you need to take to help your child prepare for college and scholarship applications
  • High School Tracking List
  • Monthly Planning Checklist
  • College Prep System Checklist
  • 5 Steps to Preparing for College
  • College Timeline Checklists


Your Instructor


Jordan Schanda
Jordan Schanda

You want to do everything in your power to make sure they can afford the college of their dreams, but the amount of information out there is downright overwhelming! What you need is someone to show you a tested step-by-step process to get prepared early, rather than scrambling at application time.

I’m Jordan ...and that’s exactly what I do.

I built ScholarPrep based on my own experience applying for college and securing as many scholarships as possible. Through lots of hard work I was fortunate to be awarded nearly $50,000. Knowing my brother was not that type of student, my mom and I carefully outlined and documented the process that had worked so successfully for me. Since we started, we’ve helped students across the country create competitive applications, get into their top choice school and win scholarships to pay for their education.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Get started now!