Teen Stress on the Rise with an Increasing College Applicant Pool and Rising Costs of Tuition: Dr. Philip Morse's Revolutionary Kick Out Stress Program Helps Counteract this Trend

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The stress level for high school juniors and seniors is at an all-time high with the applicant pool for colleges growing and competition steadily rising. Combating stress becomes an important part of the application process.

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As a new fall begins and students head back to school, the college application and admissions process comes to light again. As with every year, high school seniors approach their final year with a flurry of projects to complete before they finally head off to college, but this year the workload is bound to be even more stressful than in years past.

Colleges are becoming increasingly more difficult to get into as the field of applicants steadily grows, and this year is expected to be the most competitive yet. This competition also applies to financial aid and scholarships applications, as costs of tuition rise and the number of applicants for financial aid increases. Creating a plan for teen stress management to deal with the stress of this year's application process is more important than ever, which is why Dr. Morse created his revolutionary Kick Out Stress program to deal with teen anxiety.

As students begin to prepare for a new school year, high school juniors and seniors face the pressures of taking the PSAT, SAT and other college entrance exams, a stressful phase that Dr. Morse's Kick Out Stress program is design to counteract. These tests come in addition to the college search process, financial aid applications, and regular high school coursework, as well as requesting letters of recommendation and finishing college applications, and completing financial aid applications by their deadlines. This time of year has always been a frenzy of tests, applications and more, but with the competition increasing to get into the college of choice, your teen faces an even larger challenge this year than in the past, and teen stress is likely to be at an all-time high.

High school students today face even greater pressures to compete both for college admission and scholarship money. When the cost of education ranges from $100,000 for state and $220,000 for private colleges, parents and students are both anxious to know that their money will be well spent. Standardized test scores not only determine whether your money will go towards a good school, but can also determine how much financial aid or scholarship money your teen receives.

Getting good grades in high school and achieving high SAT and ACT scores are often key factors in determining whether your child gets into a good or mediocre school. It is common to hear parents say: "I know my daughter is smart. She studies hard, but why does she do so poorly on standardized exams?" The answer is often teen test anxiety, a problem which many kids face preventing them from performing to their true potential. The Kick Out Stress Program teaches kids the basic skills in stress reduction using 5 easy-to-learn methods and applying them to stressful situations, including exams. It teaches teens these skills on their own computer, in the privacy of their own homes.

Kids who learn to calm themselves before and during tests perform better on exams and reach higher test scores compared to those who do not learn these skills.

Media Contact:
Philip C. Morse, Ph.D.
639 Fairmont Avenue
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Phone (908) 232-1912
Fax (908) 232-8148


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