If you have survived the hustle and bustle of the New Year, it may now be time for some serious college shopping. After the new year is a great time because you have more focus and even if you do not partake in setting new year resolutions, you still more than likely have that resolve to commit.

Start by taking some assessment tests that can highlight certain career paths for your high schooler. Meet with counselors, go to college fairs and talk to other parents who have gone before you to search and discover the perfect college options.