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Too many acronyms!

If you are the proud parent of a current high school junior who is college-bound, I have a test for you. If you pass this test with flying colors, there's no need to read on. If you miss any, then you need to study up and get ready for a wild ride! Parenting your soon-to-be high school senior will require all the patience you have shown over the last 16 years and may require some flashcards as you navigate the college admissions process!

On to your test......The Acronyms Exam

Share your score with me at so I can celebrate your high achievement with you or console you and help you to prepare those flashcards!

  1. ED 11. EA

  2. REA 12. RD

  3. FAFSA 13. CSS

  4. SAT 14. ACT

  5. PSAT 15. AP

  6. IB 16. GPA

  7. LOR 17. OOS

  8. SCEA 18. HBCU

  9. PLUS 19. SAR

  10. SRAR 20. WL

So, how did you do?! If you knew more than 85%, congratulations! If you got knew all of them, well, you're a complete rock star! If you had no clue what any of these acronyms stand for, don't panic. You will need to know these as your high school junior prepares for their senior year, but for now, take a deep breath, Momma! You'll be ok and your daughter will be ok. You're just starting the process now. There's a lot to learn, but with consistent work, you and your daughter will be exactly where you both need to be!

I bet you really want to know what each of these stand for AND what they each mean in the big college admissions picture! Don't frantically start googling! In fact, don't give this one more thought until tomorrow! It's too much. You now know there are some things to learn, and you'll be ready to learn them -- TOMORROW! For now, go for a coffee with your daughter. Chat about the news. Celebrate the first day of Black History Month. And, tune in tomorrow to learn more about those funky acronyms!

Until tomorrow, Momma!!


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