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.

10 Things College Applicants Need to Understand

Some great advice to pass along to your student applying to college.


Stunned at College Rejections

This one’s a little hard to hear.  But for those families whose students are applying to elite colleges, it’s important advice to broaden your list of schools.


It’s the Time of Year When College Rejections Crush . . . Parents

It’s difficult to keep rejection in perspective — especially when it’s your child who’s been rejected.  This is a good reminder that it’s not your child, it’s the system.


Play College Tour Bingo!

This is just plain silly, but fun.  When all of the tours start to sound alike, pull out the bingo cards!


Digging Deeper When Researching Colleges

This is helpful advice about getting beyond the surface of a college or university to get the true picture about the things that matter to your student.  Not every student is looking for the same thing.  Here are some of the questions to ask.


The 7 Words That Can Break a Parent’s Heart

Permission to be a little sad about the transitions in life.  It’s a natural part of the family cycle.



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