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Why You Should Attend a College Family Orientation

Gathering information about family college orientation
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Discounts or Scholarships? 50% off a College Education?

It may sound strange, but if your family received a “scholarship” to buy a car would it lead you to buy it?  We encourage college parents to consider the implications for your own college admissions experience and be careful to understand the difference between a true scholarship from what would otherwise be viewed as a […]
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College Waitlist: Should Your Student Just Wait?

The college application process is a stressful time for both students and their parents: college visits, narrowing down the choices, SAT or ACT exams, applications, essays, recommendations, and then – finally – your child finds that she has been put on the waiting list for her first choice college.  Yes, it may be discouraging, but all may not be lost.  There are some things that your “almost” college student should – an
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Quick Thoughts on Early Admission Decisions & Final Applications

December is a hectic month for college-bound parents and their students. For students who have applied for an early admission decision, they will likely hear the results this month while also working to complete their applications to other colleges or universities.
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Tips & Insights for Hacking College Admissions

This is the time of year when college families are looking for tips and insights into the college admissions process.  Over the year's we have published lists of suggestions but one of the best sources to gain some quick tips and insights to the admissions process is from the founder of Princeton Review and Tutor.com -  John Katzman.
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5 Questions Every Parent, Student Should Ask About Campus Safety

College families and their students are wise to consider some practical questions about campus safety.
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Understanding Award Letters

Many times — maybe too many — high school seniors are just so happy to be accepted to their dream school that they don’t give a second thought to the financial implications of their college choice. Then reality sinks in when they start digging into the details of college award letters. At College Parents of America, […]
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2017 College Admissions – Decision Time

May 1st is the deadline for college decisions and therefore the stress is growing across the nation as students determine with some helpful guidance of their parents the right college for them to choose.
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College Parents and College Admissions: How To Make the Most of Your Campus Visit

The college visit is an important part of the college admissions process, but parents may not be sure how best to participate in and maximize that visit. This article suggests some things parents should think about as they prepare for and make the college visit. According to VisitDays, about a quarter of campus visits by prospective students occur in April. So now is the time to consider how to make the most of your visit and how best to use your time on campus.
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College Admissions Mania & New Year – Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems

College Parents of America - reminds all college families - not to panic: We agree with the statement "If you work hard and get good grades and test scores, there is very likely a place in the best schools for you."