College Parent News and Views – August 2021

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.

Saying Goodbye: The Summer Send-Off

Not all colleges offer local send-off events, but if you and your student get an invitation — try to attend!

Coronavirus and College This Fall

Everyone is excited about some semblance of normalcy this fall, but things won’t be totally back to the usual way of doing things. This provides some guidance about what to expect.

What Colleges Ask Teachers and Counselors About Your Student

Now that so many colleges are going test-optional, they need to gather information about your student from other source

Emptying the Nest, One College Freshman at a Time

We focus a lot about students heading to college, don’t forget about those still at home — including parents!

Long Term Assignment Planning Tools

Share these with your student — in HS or college. Great ideas for getting ahead of those longer/bigger assignments.

Have a Kid Going to College?

This video is just under 30 minutes, and it’s worth every minute of your time. Some of the best experts in the field share their pieces of advice for new college parents — all in one place.

A New Way to Look at Parent Involvement in College

This is a wise article about why parents feel the need to be involved as their students go to college — and how to make that involvement productive. ”What do you think you should do?” is the question to ask when they call with a problem.

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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