College Parent News and Views – May 2023

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.

7 Tips for How to Stay Healthy in College

This is a great resource to share with your student as they head off to college. Staying fit is tough for many students and these suggestions may help.

Gracious Grad Manners: 6 Things Every Grad Should Do at Their Graduation Party

This might be a good one to share with your student!

The Dual Credit Risk In High Schools

Dual credit programs can be a great benefit when done well. If your student has an opportunity to participate in such a program, make sure you do your homework.

12 Factors to Consider When Beginning a College Search

There’s a lot to think about – even before you get started.

Opinion: An Open Letter to Students on Mental Health

Share this one with your student.

Free College Investment Calculator

Knowing what’s ahead is important. Here’s a resource to help you make sense of your college saving – and repaying.

The Complete Guide to Applying to Medical School

If you have a student considering medical school, this overview of the process may be helpful.

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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