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.
Figuring out the nuances of college financial aid shouldn’t be as difficult as it is. Here’s one of the problems.
There’s no such thing as too much information about financial aid. There are some good suggestions here.
If your student has this learning challenge, being prepared for college level work is going to make the transition go much more smoothly.
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.
There are no secrets or magic bullets to college admission. Don’t waste your time or make mistakes.
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!
Schools may never be the same again — and that might be a good thing.
There’s a lot you need to know — and this advice will help you think realistically.
You don’t need to know all of the answers, but having the right questions can be crucial.
Having a strong GPA is great, but colleges also want to see students who will challenge themselves.
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