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.

Is It Safe to Go to College? Health Experts Weigh In

Although this article may be geared more toward college administrators who need to make decisions about how to bring students back to campus, parents will find it helpful as well. Find the topics you need to discuss with your college student.

How to Continue with Extracurriculars Remotely

It’s harder than ever to stay connected and to stay active. Whether you care about college admission or not, help your student find ways to stay involved.

Unprecedented Numbers of Students Are Taking a Gap Year. What Should They Do with the Time?

Thinking of a gap year as a ”year on purpose” rather than a year off is key. There are many options for students — even during this difficult year.

Applying to College During COVID-19 — Advice for High School Seniors and Parents

To say this is an unusual college application year is an understatement. Here’s some advice that will be helpful.

Parents of College Students Worry, Should They Stay or Go?

There are absolutely no easy answers this year. But you are not alone in your dilemma.

Home from College and Bumping Heads with Parents? Here’s How You Can Get Along

Parents, remember there are two sides to the coin. There are ideas here that you can adopt to make things go more smoothly.

College Is Everywhere Now

Hmmm… a new definition of off campus housing.

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