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.

What’s Worse Than Waiting to Hear from Colleges? Getting Interrogated About It

The college application and admission process seems to take over everyone’s lives during your student’s junior and senior years of high school.  Maybe everyone needs a brief break from it all.

Find the Right College As An Average Student

Not everyone should go to college, but average students shouldn’t assume there isn’t a place for them.  Getting past the ”big name” schools to find the right place is key.

Six Ways Proximity to Home Affects Your College Experience

It may be difficult to think about your student moving many miles away from home.  Your student may be struggling with that decision.  There are advantages and disadvantages to being close to home.

Weighing College Choices? Here Are Three Factors to Consider

It’s not always an easy decision.  Point your student to these considerations as they are making their college decision.

Campus Controversies Can Be Good Signs During College Search

This is an important perspective on the benefits of the outside-of-the-classroom experiences at college.  A good way to evaluate potential colleges.

Community Colleges Are Not the Minor Leagues Any More

Best line in this article? ”What matters most in learning is the motivation of the student.”

As more and more families struggle with college debt, it’s worth learning a little more about the community college option.


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