2019 College Admissions Scandal (I) – Shock & Disgust
In the past twenty years of supporting college-bound families, we have learned to not be overly surprised by the potential for misconduct and harmful behaviors of parents. The Atlantic provides a succinct summary “A coast-to-coast FBI probe alleges that a network of celebrities, business executives, and other powerful figures is at the center of a […]
College Admissions Acronyms & Terms
The College Admissions process can be daunting for both students and parents. Throughout the process, there will be many terms and acronyms that may become confusing. We have put together a list of Acronyms and Terms to help guide you through the College Admissions process! College Admissions Acronyms ACT – The letters do not mean […]
2018 College Admissions: Finding True North as a College Parent
We define True North in the college admissions process as something that enables your student to stay focused. CollegeParents.org contains many resources on college admissions. All of the tips and insights often get lost, however, and sometimes it just helps to have a simple list of how families can play an important role in the college admissions process.
2018 – Five Decision Day Tips For College Families
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.
Decision Time – Finding a College to Love (That Also Loves You)
College Parents of America suggests three important things for students and their parents to consider in the weeks ahead as they make their final choice.
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.
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.
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.
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."