Tweet Most college-bound students and their parents start the college planning process with a combination of anticipation and fear. However, the fear and stress that come with “What do I do?” often overshadow the excitement of going to college and starting a new chapter in life. This fear is normal. It accompanies an understandable lack of knowledge of the details you’ll need for finding, applying to, getting into, and paying for college. After all, at no time in your life did someone stop and say, “This is how it’s done.” For most, college planning becomes an endless struggle to find out what you need to do and hoping you don’t find out too late…or even worse, not at all. Well, today I want to try and remedy that situation, at least at the big-picture level. In this post I want to talk to you about what the college planning process includes and, hopefully, provide you with enough information to lower your stress level.