College Parent News and Views – November 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.

Navigating Waitlists and Deferrals: 16 Winning Strategies

Waitlists and Deferrals put you in a strange limbo. Here are some suggestions for coping with that in-between time.

Top 6 College Prep Steps for First Generation Students

If your student is the first in your family to attend college, the admission process can seem overwhelming. This is a good list to get you started. (Or if you know another family who could use this advice, be sure to share.)

The Final Frontier for Helicopter Parents

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

How to Navigate College Admissions with a Learning Disability

Important information to know – don’t let a disability slow you down.

Ask a College Counselor: Do Colleges Look at Senior Year Grades?

Don’t take your foot off the gas pedal – even during senior year.

Applying to College Helps Students Develop Executive Function Skills

There are more advantages to all of those college applications than just getting in!

5 Ways Students Can Boost Their College Applications Over Winter Break

There’s so much to do! Winter Break is an ideal time to get a few things done.

Helping Teens Navigate the Tricky World of Too Much Tech

Tech is here to stay, but there may be some ways to manage it.

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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