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Why Does My Child Need the iPad?

Why Does My Child Need the iPad?

The iPad may become crucial to obtaining a college degree.

By Kathryn Knight
Published July 7, 2010
How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

Question: What part should my parents play in my college application? Parental involvement in the college admissions process varies from family to family, and is sometimes a point of conflict. At ...

From Ask the Dean, CollegeConfidential.com
Published March 6, 2009
Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q: How many schools should my junior apply to? Is there really such thing as a “safety” school? What does that mean? A: Trying to decide how many and which colleges ...

By Sean Brian Dermody
Published March 6, 2009
Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlike when you were enrolling in school, the college admissions process is full of twists and turns these days. Students have to meet several different deadlines for various types of applications, ...

By Stephen J. Pemberton, Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Boston College
Published March 9, 2009
Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

“If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, ...

By Melissa Bearns
Published April 2, 2013
College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

When he or she comes to you (as most smart students do) asking you to help edit his or her personal statement, don’t panic!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 16, 2015
Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Find out how to involve your parents in the college planning process.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 2009
Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress

Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress

As a parent, you can be a great asset to help them relieve stress during exam preparation.

By UniversityParent.com
Published April 21, 2009
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 8, 2016
Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids

Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids

Parents can be the best guide for students during their college search and decision process.

By The Professors' Guide
Published April 21, 2009
What's My Role on Moving Day?

What's My Role on Moving Day?

Discover your role on college moving day.

By Kathryn Knight
Published June 4, 2014
What Do I Need to Stay in Touch?

What Do I Need to Stay in Touch?

Parents don't have to feel like their child in college is so far away with these tools.

By Kathryn Knight
Published July 6, 2010
What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch

What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch

Discover how technology can keep you together during the college years.

By Kathryn Knight
Published June 4, 2014
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
The Legacy Factor in College Applications

The Legacy Factor in College Applications

Find out more about the legacy factor in college admissions.

By Kristin Drew
Published January 1, 2007
Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity

Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity

Parents can help maintain the peace in the college search process.

By Dr. Kat Cohen
Published March 12, 2009
Deal with Drop-Off Day

Deal with Drop-Off Day

Parents, brace yourself for college move-in day.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published April 21, 2009
Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Check out these five simple things to get kids to think the c-word (college).

By Dr. Uma G. Gupat
Published March 13, 2009
Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

A parents' perspective to too much going on and not enough fun in their high school juniors' lives.

By the About U Team
Published September 2, 2009