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.

More Colleges Are Cyberstalking Students During the Admissions Process

Remind your high school students well before they begin the admission process, to be mindful of their online presence.

A Good Reason to Let Your Kids Borrow for College

An important twist on ”put your retirement first” wisdom.  Can making your kids face student loans really help them in the future?  Sounds as though it might.


Dos and Don’ts on Campus: The College Visit Circuit

If you’re in the midst of college tours, or just starting, this article has some great overall advice about some ways to get the most out of the tour — and how to avoid ruining it.


To Woo Students, More Colleges Now Hand-Deliver Acceptances

It’s a new trend!  Are you ready for the college president on your doorstep?

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

How does the Dean’s advice match up to what you tell your kids?



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