College Parent News and Views – December 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.

The United States of Student Debt

This is a full report of information about student debt that might help you make some of those important decisions around college admissions.

December Break Checklist for Seniors

This is written by a school counselor – intended for other counselors to share with their students – but has great advice for parents to share with their HS students.

What Is Deferred College Admission? Here’s What You Should Know

If your student receives a deferral letter, it’s important to understand what that means. Be sure to keep everything in perspective.

10 Sites to Kick Off Your Scholarship Search

Start early, keep at it, and use every resource you can find.

Employers Value a College Degree, But Think Students Lack Some Skills

College matters. And knowing what’s important to employers and developing important skills can make a difference.

We Know the Pandemic Had a Catastrophic Effect on Teens — But What About Their Sleep Habits?

Sleep matters – perhaps more than we realize.

5 Parent Tips for When College Admission Decisions Land

This can be a delicate time – but a wonderful teaching moment if you approach it that way.

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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