Do You Recognize Us?

Welcome to the NEW College Parent Central!  After almost nine years, the College Parent Central website was due for a facelift.  We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for months, and we’re proud to finally introduce our new look to the world!

What’s new?

What you’ll notice on the new site is more breathing room, easier reading, and more visuals (sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.) You’ll also notice new ways of navigating around the site — tabs at the top and some refreshed categories.  If you’re looking at our site on a phone or tablet, you’ll also find the new College Parent Central more mobile friendly.

If you’re investigating College Parent Central for the first time, we hope you’ll find it easier to find what you need — whether your identity is that of a future college parent, a new college parent, or a parent with a student who is struggling. We hope you’ll browse the articles on the site through the categories, but you’ll also find more information and guidance on the Portal pages for each parent identity.

We’ve also expanded our Resources section to help you find additional information and ways to support your student.

What hasn’t changed?

What hasn’t changed is College Parent Central’s commitment to bringing you the best information we can to help you understand your role as a college parent and to help you support your high school or college student to succeed.

Our mission hasn’t changed.

Five basic principles continue to drive all that we do here at College Parent Central:

  • We believe that parents are partners in their child’s education from pre-school through college.
  • We believe that parents want to be involved in their child’s college experience.
  • We believe that parents have a place in their child’s college experience.
  • We believe that many parents are unsure how to be involved in their child’s college experience.
  • We believe that many parents need to better understand college today in order to support their student.

And we continue to grow . . .

As we launch our new look, we’re also very proud to welcome a new member to the College Parent Central team!

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Lynn Abrahams as a contributor to College Parent Central.

Dr. Abrahams is a specialist in working with students with learning differences.  She has worked with students in several contexts including high school, correctional settings, community college, and four-year liberal arts college. She has also worked extensively with multilingual, multicultural, and international post-secondary students who have learning differences.

Dr. Abrahams regularly writes and presents on the topics of best practices for supporting students and families transitioning into the college environment.

Lynn will bring both depth and a new perspective to College Parent Central and we’re excited that she has agreed to share her wisdom here.  Look for Lynn’s first article next week.

Read more about Dr. Abrahams here.

And as always — thanks.

At this thanks-giving time of year, we’re thankful that you’ve found College Parent Central.  We hope that we can help you along your college parent journey.  Please let us know what you think of our new look — and what kinds of information you’d find most useful. And . . . don’t hesitate to share our site with a friend!

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