Focus on Parents Articles
February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.
Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!
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. ...
You've got 99 problems but tuition isn't one at these schools!
Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.
It’s important to find standardized test dates for the SAT and ACT that work for your schedule and sign up before the deadlines!
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.
Take advice with a grain of salt and be aware of these myths!
Your grad is off to college - give them something that they can use during their journey.
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!
Academics are important, but they aren't everything!
You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?
There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive!
You should be thinking about college...
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.
November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.
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 ...