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How to Team Up With Your Teen on the College Search

You know you want to help your child with their college search, but what can you do? Here's how you can help your student throughout this process.read more

4 Ways to Help Your High School Senior Prepare for College

Your high school senior will be off to college before you know it. Here's how you can assist them during their last year of high school.read more

4 Ways to Help Your High School Junior Prepare for College

Junior year is when college planning kicks into high gear. Check out these four tips to help your teen prepare for the whole process.read more

4 Ways to Help Your High School Freshman or Sophomore Prepare for College

Think it's too early to talk to your freshman or sophomore about college? Certainly not! Here are four ways to help your student start thinking about the read more

How to Help a Reluctant Student With College Plans

High school is when college conversations begin in earnest, but sometimes students don't readily engage. Here's how parents can help get the ball rolling. read more

Considering Sober Housing in the College Search

How to discuss the option of sober dorms with your child during their college search, plus of a list of schools that offer drug- and alcohol-free housing.read more

Ask The Experts

Q: What is the Common Data Set for colleges?

A: The Common Data Set is a document prepared by the office of institutional research at virtually all colleges and universities in the country.read more


Q: How can parents cope with a child who doesn't want to go to college?

A: Tell the student that she can take one year to work at something productive and to begin to pay her own bills, including her rent to you, car insurance, dry cleaning, etc.read more


Q: What can parents do if they disagree with their child's college choice(s)?

A: Unless it is a financial consideration, the decision is the student's. It is the student who has to live at the college, not the parent.read more


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