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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.

Vacation’s Over!  5 College Bound Tips for Parents of High School Students

Five simple, but important tips to help make the college search go more smoothly.


10 Things Not to Do When Your Child Applies to College

Of course, no one you know has done any of these things.  But some good reminders anyway.


Whose Job Is It?  Establishing Roles in the College Application Process

Parents want to help.  The college application process is daunting.  This article has some good advice for parents as they consider when their help may be too much of a good thing.


When College Is Close to Home, What Are the Boundaries?

If your student is heading to college but not necessarily heading very far from home, this is a must read article.


Growing Number of College Grads and Families Learn to Live Together

If your college graduate is moving back home, it might help to know that you are not alone.


Dealing With Your College Guidance Counselor: 8 Tips for Parents

Your high school student’s guidance counselor is a key person on your student’s journey to college.  Learning how best to work with this guidance counselor will be beneficial to everyone.


7 Things College Seniors Are Sick of Hearing From Their Parents

You haven’t said any of these, have you?



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