Focus on Parents Articles
Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!
February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.
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. ...
Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.
It really doesn't make sense that community colleges are often ignored in rankings, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges.
“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, ...
As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success.
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!
There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive!
You should be thinking about college...
Your grad is off to college - give them something that they can use during their journey.
Take advice with a grain of salt and be aware of these myths!
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 ...
Parents, brace yourself for college move-in day.
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 ...
November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.
You have two choices: the easy way or the hard way. Why not make things easier on yourself with these four steps?
You envision a college degree as part of your child's future. So choosing a college where they're comfortable, happy and can be successful is important. But you're also curious if that ...
Find out how to involve your parents in the college planning process.
Academics are important, but they aren't everything!