Just mention the words “college admissions,” and the anxiety level for some future college parent households rises as quickly as the spring pollen count outside their front doors.
Part of that anxiety, no doubt, is being driven by a recent spate of high-profile newspaper articles, followed inevitably by their cribbing on television or radio news programs, all of which are collectively making the point that college admission is harder than ever.read more
College Parents of America has long been a fan of John Katzman the founder of Princeton Review and Tutor. John Katzman has long been an advocate for transparency and increasing college completion rates for families at all socio-economic levels. Watch "Hacking college...read more
But right about now, some are getting the first clues that might not happen. A few know it won't — because their kids have already dropped out.read more
As you settle into your new role as a College Parent , take a few minutes to read the article Helping Your Child Transition to College . The Article originally appeared on Jody Michael Associate’s blog. It is very rare that we re- print an entire article but we felt...read more
Did you know…?
Only 27% of parents surveyed recall being provided official notice of the school refund policy
79% of parents believe that it is more difficult for today’s parents to save for college than it was for their parents’ generation
More than 30,000 burglaries are reported annually related to college students, including 15,000 residence hall burglaries
When parents are asked of the medical withdrawal refund policy was disclosed, 49% were not sure.
Only 21% of schools surveyed refund 100% for medical withdrawals
Each year, fire departments respond to over 3,800 fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks