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How to Resolve Conflict With Your Student in the College Search
The college admission process can be contentious between parents and students. Here's how to find a balance and resolve any conflict with your teen.
The Best Time to Get Your Student a Tutor, Plus Where to Find One
Admitting your student needs a tutor is step one in getting them the academic help they need. Here are the times to take note and places to look for a tutor.
Important Steps to Learn Smart Money Borrowing Practices
Sometimes parents have to borrow money on behalf of their student to afford college. Before you sign any papers, learn these important borrowing practices.
A Guide to Letting Go: How to Cope When Your Teen Leaves for College
Letting go can be hard for some parents. Here's some advice from a college insider if you're coping with sending a student to college for the first time.
Parents, It's Time to Communicate About College Costs
Some parents put off the money talk with their students far longer than they should. Here's why you should talk about college costs early in the search process.
College Flexibility and COVID-19: Expert Q&A
Parents are concerned with how the coronavirus is going to affect their students' futures. We've got advice from an expert consultant to help ease your stress!
Understanding Learning Differences and What Services Colleges Offer
For parents of children with learning disabilities, here's what you should know about services colleges provide and what your student needs for individual support.
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.
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.
4 Ways to Help Your High School Junior Prepare for College
Junior year of high school is when college planning kicks into high gear. Check out these four tips to help your teen prepare for the whole process.
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 future.
How to Help Your Reluctant Student Start Planning for College
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.
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.
10 Tips to Help Your Teen Transform Failing Grades Into Academic Success
Keeping grades up is hard, and students need an academically supportive environment. Here are some great tips to tackle bad grades together as a family.
4 Ways to Help Manage Your Teen's High School Stress
This may come as no surprise to parents, but teens experience excessive amounts of stress. Here are ways you can help them manage it during high school.
4 Important Factors to Help Your Teen Choose a College
One of the biggest college search mistakes is doing it haphazardly. Here are four key areas to focus on when helping your teen find their best-fit college.
College-Prep Homeschooling: Creating Transcripts
For colleges and universities, proof of graduation is the transcript that indicates which courses were completed, when, and what grade was earned. To make sure your transcripts are adequate, you'll need to include the right information.
College-Prep Homeschooling: What Records Do Colleges Want?
Every state has its own requirements regarding what records homeschools need to maintain. What should you be preparing? Use this advice and checklist to keep track!
Essential Advice for Hiring an Independent College Advisor
With high school counselors facing heavy caseloads, many families have turned to private college counselors. Here are some important considerations families should keep in mind before hiring one.
Parent PLUS Loans and Covering College Costs
Is that Parent PLUS Loan listed on your child's college financial aid offer letter the right choice for your family?
4 Tools to Help Your Student Avoid Senioritis and Prepare for College
Slacking off senior year means risking admission and scholarships. Here are tools your student can use to stay sharp and get ready for college academics.
Private School and Your Child's Future
With well over 25,000 programs in operation nationwide, nonpublic schools are an option for parents across the country. The sheer variety of schools can enable families to find the best educational match for students' talents and interests.
College Myths Exposed
If you have a child going off to college in the near future, you've probably already started thinking about the "worst" that can happen. Well, I have some good news . . . college isn't as scary as you might think!
Protecting the College Investment: 5 Things Parents Need to Know
The pricetag for an undergraduate college degree seems daunting and insurmountable. However, there are steps parents can take to ensure the college investment is a favorable one.
Why Diversity Matters in College Admission
College counselor and Quetzal Mama Roxanne Ocampo debunks some myths while sharing the importance of diversity and cultural authenticity in the college admission process.
Finances and Your Child's Future
In the college search, you're helping your student take his or her education--and life--to the next level. But this step doesn't come without a high cost, being one of the most important investments of one's life.
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