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.

The Impact of Family Involvement at the College Level

Your support matters.  A lot.  Period.

Taking Advantage of Parent and Family Programs

You may not know everything you need to do as a college parent, but your student’s school probably has help and suggestions.

The Case for College

Ever wonder about the value of a college degree?  This article makes the case for the importance of a college education.

The Road to College — A Map for First Generation Students and Their Families

Understanding the college admission process and college success can be intimidating if you haven’t attended college yourself.  This article gives you some pointers to help make the process go more smoothly.

Plan Ahead to Be College Eligible

If you only look at the minimum requirements, you may be way off.  Plan ahead.

What College Students Need to Know About Taking Care of Their Health

Once you get to college, you’re on your own to take care of yourself.  Here’s some helpful advice that parents should pass on to their students.




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