Habits Build Student Success

Habits Build Student Success

Since 1997, College Parents of America has strived to provide valuable resource information to our members, as well as vigorous advocacy. One of those key resource areas involves the question of academic preparation for college, not just what it takes to get in to...

College Credit Without Taking a Course?

Did you know that it is possible for students to get college credit for what they already know by taking a CLEP exam?  The College Level Examination Program, administered by the College Board (the SAT organization) offers students the opportunity to demonstrate...

Building Trust Between Colleges and Parents

Presidents of colleges and universities love to talk. They love to talk about the schools they lead, and why they are great. They love to talk about problems facing America and the world, and how U.S. higher education is producing the next generation of leaders to...

Building Bridges Between Schools and College Parents

Not too long ago, the role of college parents at the start of a school year was akin to employees at a moving company: fill up station wagon, drive to appointed destination, unload items and leave town. Now, thanks to a growing recognition by colleges and universities...

Making a Resume Stand Out

Your child has dedicated a large amount of time and effort to his/her college education and experience, and accomplished a great deal. You know it. Your family knows it, but when it comes to landing that first job or internship, your child needs to make sure the...