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College Parent News and Views

The more that college parents know and understand about the college experience, the less we worry and the better we will be able to help our students to succeed and thrive throughout their college career.  However, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there on the web.   We’d like to help you find some of the information that might be most interesting and useful to you as a college parent.

In News and Views we share recent college related news and sources we’ve found as we do our research.  We hope that this feature will help to introduce you to new ideas and to help you keep up with some of the current issues that may affect your college student – and you.

We invite you to read some of the articles suggested below – and to let us know what you think of some of the ideas included here.

The College Student Tune-up


A good reminder about college students and their health needs.


Ten Common FAFSA Errors Parents Make


Great, concise reminders.  Making sure you file the FAFSA correctly can make the difference in the amount of your award – and in the hassle involved.


Can a Disciplinary Infraction Keep You from Getting Into Your College of Choice?


If your student has had some trouble in high school, this is good advice about how to deal with reporting that information to colleges.


Ten Things Colleges Now Look for in High School Students


If you have a high school student who is looking ahead toward college, share this information about what college admission offices will be considering.


Why College Parents Should Consider Getting Power of Attorney


For emergency only, but having the ability to represent your child legally might be important.


Can Too Much Praise Hurt Chances for College Admission?


Help your student develop attitudes and work habits that will help her succeed in college.


Life Skills All Teens Should Have Before Graduating from High School


A good review of some of the soft skills of readiness that all students need to succeed in college.


Disagree With Your Child’s College Choices?  Three Tips for Parents


It’s not always easy when our children make choices we question.  Here’s some good advice about how to approach the situation.



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