“The Real Deal A Family’s Guide to College”- With Lisa Lyons”

Lisa Lyons

Lisa Lyons is a Chicago Native who has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education. Lisa received her Bachelors and Masters from Western Illinois University and completed specialized training in Appreciative Advising. 

In this episode of Higher Education Advocates Podcast:

04:12 -  What inspired you to write this book?

07:32 - How did Lisa come up with the title of her book? The Real Deal A Family's Guide to College

Let’s talk about Chapter 1

08:12 -  (Chapter One) Lisa gives some insights on how to prepare for college.

09:00 -  Reading, Writing, and Math are what I call life skills.

10:06 - How can reading help you?

11:58 - Parent’s play a crucial role as an educator.

Let’s talk about Chapter 2

13:56 - (Chapter Two) Talks about the timeline as it pertains to the college process and important information.

14:33 - Why do you need to start the process early in your junior years (August -November)?

15:50 - Go to the fairs, workshops, and tours for college preparation.

21:53 - What you need to know about National decision day?

Let’s talk about Chapter 3

22:40 - (Chapter Three) What you need to know about Community College?

Let’s talk about Chapter 4

30:00 - (Chapter Four) money, scholarship grants, and those things called loans.

34:02 - The more you apply for scholarships the more opportunities you will have.

36:22 - Important scholarship advice for families.

Let’s talk about Chapter 5

39:06 - (Chapter Five) Learn the other options for college (vocational careers).

Let’s talk about Chapter 6

46:16 - (Chapter Six) What you need to know about college orientation?

52:23 - Lisa, if you could have a billboard that has a message on there for students, what would that billboard say?

Links Mentioned:

The Real Deal - A Family’s Guide to College https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Michelle-Lyons/e/B0895JN4S6



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