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.

4 Crucial Additions to the College Dorm List

An important reminder of some basics we should make sure our students have when they head to college.  (Before buying renters insurance, though, be sure to check to see what your current homeowner’s insurance covers if your student lives in the dorm.)

15 Things Kids Should Know to Prepare Them for College

A great list of suggestions — from the serious to not so serious.  Bet there’s at least one or two on the list you haven’t thought of!

College Acceptance Letters Aren’t What They Used to Be

Ah, how things have changed.  If you’re waiting for the news, read this to prepare yourself.

7 Admissions Officers Share Things They Never Tell Candidates

Great advice for the student who is working on admission packages.  Take advantage of every aspect of the admission process.  It’s in the details.

From High School to College: Six Key Areas of Adjustment for Students

Excellent way to look at the key things that can help students or throw them off track.  Help them prepare.

Don’t Overlook Colleges in Your Own Backyard

It’s fine to cast the net far and wide, but don’t end your college search before you’ve considered some schools that might be ”right under your nose.”

3 Social Media Tips for Your College Bound Teen

We’re not going to lure them away from social media, so students might as well use it constructively.  Here are three ways they can start.





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