College Parent News and Views – May 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.

The College Admission Paradox: Opportunity and Choice

Making a decision is often difficult. Understand how decisions are made helps.

Taking College Classes in the Summer

Summer classes are not for everyone, but for some students it’s definitely the right choice.

Calculating GPA in College – What Students Need to Know

Knowing how to calculate your GPA in college can help your student keep track of their progress and make sure they are moving ahead.

7 Strategies for Appealing a College Financial Aid Package

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

College Tasks for Each Summer of High School

Don’t obsess over college prep too early, but stay on track by getting a few things done along the way.

Should We Track Our College Kids?

Sticky question. This article gives you some important questions to consider.

Thoughts on Defining Success for Students with Disabilities

Success isn’t always easy to define.  How do you define it? How does your student?

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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