College Parent News & 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 to Know Before Joining Greek Life

Fraternities and Sororities can be just the right thing for some students, but they aren’t for everyone. Students need to do their homework before they make their decision.

Deconstructing My Dream of the ”Elite” University

This is a personal essay that might give those of us who are parents pause to think about how our students feel about preparing for college.

Do You Need to Fear College Loans?

Few of us probably consider student debt a good thing. But this article suggests that a reasonable amount of debt can help your student learn some important life lessons.

Is Your Teen Ready for College? How to Prepare for College

It is often the non-academic skills that can be a make or break factor for many students.

Revolutionary Thinking? Colleges Let Students Opt Out of Admission Exams

There’s lots to consider as more and more schools are going ”test optional.”

Different Teen, Different Experience: Your Children’s Adjustment to College Will Vary

Everyone who has more than one child knows how different their personalities can be. Their adjustment to college will be different as well.

Liberal Arts Education: Waste of Money or Practical Investment? Study’s Conclusions Might Surprise You

If your student is considering a liberal arts college or degree, or just doesn’t know what they want to do, this article is a must. College is more than career planning.

New Harvard Research: To Be Successful, Chase Your Purpose Not Your Passion

This is worth sharing with your student. ”Follow your passion” may not be the best advice to give to those just starting out and choosing a career.

When Your College Student Wants to Live Off Campus

This is a big decision. And another opportunity for some important conversations with your student. Know what they should be thinking about.

Find these articles from around the web interesting and useful?  Sign up for our mailing list (below) and receive a new list in your inbox each month.  The more you know, the more you can help your student.


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