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...

Your Student’s Class Schedule

One very important task that each college student faces each semester is choosing their classes for the next semester. As parents of college students, we may feel that we should have some input.  Discussing your college student’s class choices is always a good thing. ...
Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Of course your student needs textbooks in college . . . maybe. Textbooks are expensive. The cost of producing most textbooks is high and the costs are passed along to the students.  One study conducted by the College Board has estimated that most students should...

An alternative march madness bracket

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was announced yesterday. It won’t be until April 7 that a champion is crowned, but students, parents, and, let’s be honest, a lot of your coworkers, will certainly be engrossed in collegiate roundball...

Academic Year Checklist

Whether your student is a freshman or a senior, it is important to keep track of important dates throughout each semester. Keep your dates organized by downloading the College Parents of America Academic Year Calendar Checklist. [pdf-embedder...

Time to Think Globally

Back-and-forth between professors and students just isn’t the norm in much of Europe. But John Ferrel didn’t know that when he spent a semester at the University of Burgos in Spain before graduating in May from Boston University. “A couple of times I...