College Parent News & Views – January 2022

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.

Merit Aid (or Lack Thereof) Makes Early Decision Even Murkier

Figuring out the nuances of college financial aid shouldn’t be as difficult as it is. Here’s one of the problems.

10 Financial Aid Tips for College Students

There’s no such thing as too much information about financial aid. There are some good suggestions here.

Preparing for College with Dyslexia

If your student has this learning challenge, being prepared for college level work is going to make the transition go much more smoothly.

Taking A Gap Year Between High School and College: Six Reasons to Defer Admission after Acceptance to College and Two Reasons to Think Twice

A gap year isn’t for everyone, but it’s just the right thing for some students. Consider the pros and cons and talk to your student about possible options.

6 Common College Admissions Myths

There are no secrets or magic bullets to college admission. Don’t waste your time or make mistakes.

Your GPA Doesn’t Tell Your Academic Story

There’s no simple formula. Take on a challenging curriculum and do the things that you love and can do with passion. At least that’s a start!

How Teens Are Experiencing Their Version of the ”Great Resignation”

Schools may never be the same again — and that might be a good thing.

Three Messages Parents of High School Students Need to Hear About College Admission

There’s a lot you need to know — and this advice will help you think realistically.

The Best Questions to Ask Your College Advisor

You don’t need to know all of the answers, but having the right questions can be crucial.

Balancing High School GPA, Academic Rigor.

Having a strong GPA is great, but colleges also want to see students who will challenge themselves.

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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