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 in the comments below.
Why Young People Are Languishing
So many factors have come together to make this an especially difficult time for so many in this generation. Does your student seem emotionally fragile? They’re not alone.
Dealing with College Admission Disappointment
It’s going to happen for many students. They will survive, but it may not feel that way at the moment. Think carefully about how you handle it.
There’s a Quicker, Cheaper Way to Go to College, But Fewer Students Are Trying It
In some cases, students can complete an associate’s degree (or at least a significant number of credits) by the time they finish high school. It’s called “early college.”
What to Know Before Putting Down a College Enrollment Deposit
This is one of the final steps in that long admission process. Be sure you understand what it all means.
12 Ways to Navigate College Admissions Decisions
Some of the news is good and some of the news may be bad. Whether your student is admitted to their first choice college or not, they may look to parents for reaction. This article gives helpful suggestions for ways parents can help students through this often turbulent time.
Tips for Talking About the Job Hunt
Some research indicates that college students increase their communication with parents during senior year. It’s a time of a lot of transition and unknowns. This article has some excellent tips for helping your student with this shift.
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