Tag: parents

Standardized Testing Q&A: What Parents Should Know About Scores, Test-Optional Schools, and More

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Hilary Scharton, Vice President of Canvas K-12 Product Strategy, offers insights on standardized tests, test-optional schools, and test scores. read more

Should You Hire a College Consultant for Your Student?

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

If the recent admission scandal has you questioning college counselors, you're not alone. Read on for the facts about real college counselors and what to look out for. read more

How Parents and Teachers Can Help Combat "Senioritis"

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Academic Dean, University of Phoenix College of Education

Worried your student might come down with senioritis this spring? Check out these tips on how to help them stay on top in their last months of high school. read more

How to Help a Reluctant Student With College Plans

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Freelance Writer

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

5 Things Parents Need to Know About the FAFSA

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Founder, Moon Prep

If you or your child are applying to college, here are five essential things you need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). read more

A College Essay Starter Plan for the Dog Days of Summer

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Getting students to work on their college applications during the summer is a hard sell. Here's how to talk to your kids and get them thinking about writing their college essay. read more

Considering Sober Housing in the College Search

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Founder, The Treatment Specialist

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

Parents, the ACT, and Scholarships: What You Need to Know

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Test Prep Expert, Magoosh

Worried about your child missing scholarships because they took the ACT? Let this put your mind at ease! read more

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

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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

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

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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