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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.

12 Things To Do After Submitting Your Admissions Deposit

This is a good reminder that the work isn’t done (actually, it’s just beginning) once the admissions deposit is in.


Getting Into College Doesn’t Mean Students Are Ready to Go

Judging whether your student is ready for college is not always an easy task.  Parents need to watch for the signals and consider alternatives for some students.  Be prepared to hit the pause button if necessary.


The One Question All Parents Should Ask on College Tours

It’s not a comfortable subject, but the answer can tell parents a lot about a college’s approach to a sensitive topic.


Beyond Prestige and Comfort: The Right Way to Choose a College

This article encourages everyone – both students and parents – to consider the bigger picture when thinking about the best college choice.  Whatever your student’s ultimate decision is, this article may broaden your thinking.


No Acceptances: What To Do When the Door Seems Closed

As the article says, it’s not an outcome that anyone wants to consider.  But it does happen.  Here are some options for what to do next.


Separating Parent and Teen College Dreams

This is always a difficult one.  It can be difficult for everyone – parent and student.


American Teens Are Stressed and Bored.  It’s Time to Talk About Feelings

How tuned in are you to your student’s feelings?  Maybe not as much as you think.  Here’s why it matters.



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