choosing a college
Negotiating the difficult discussion on which college to choose
April is such a key month for collegebound families, in no small part because final family decisions on a college are on deadline. By now, your student has acceptance letters in hand. But maybe this spring brought your student a towering stack of acceptance letters to consider. In such a case, how do you discuss collegiate opportunity with your student? And how do you, along with your college student, weight the reality of college finances in choosing a school?
Choosing a College: What Should Matter Most to Parents
NYU acceptance letter by flickr user mt23, cc license When you're sitting down with your student for that difficult discussion, it can be hard to figure out what your priorities as a parent should be in guiding your student's college choice. After looking through considerable research and talking to college parents, we believe three things should matter most to parents in choosing a school:
Augmenting your college campus tour with apps
picture of a campus tour, taken by flickr user the camera is a toy. (cc license) Taking a campus tour this Spring? There may be an app for that.
Why choosing a college may not be the most important decision you’ll ever make
(pic from flickr user Cindee Snider Re) If one were to perform an internet search on the importance of choosing a college, one would surely find an overwhelming amount of information stressing just how critical choosing 'the right college' is. A recent article featured on Huffington Post argues that, while still very important, the stress we place on choosing a college is at least slightly overstated.