Preparing For Freshman Year at College
Have you just graduated from high school? Have you received an acceptance letter from a college or university? Have you already committed or are you considering committing to a school? We have a list of things you should get started on over the summer in order to be fully prepared for your upcoming year as […]
The Top 3 Most Powerful Consequences of Immersive Learning: How We Can Re-Route Our Students’ Professional Pathways
By Anna Fitzgibbon Are we doing it backward? It’s interesting- we expect our students to choose majors, professional pathways and career fields before they take a full inventory of what exists, what they love and how they could find their place within an existing model. If we want our students to potentially change industries, create […]
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
College Parents of America, Humor – College Student Of the Month Award
The sixth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org.
Plan Your School Visit and Other Trips While Keeping in Mind Best and Worst Days to Travel
Whether you're planning a campus visit or arranging your student's international travel for break, it's important to keep in mind how the time of year could affect your plans. There are, of course, non-negotiable travel dates, such as the beginning and end of a semester, or holiday weekends. However, when possible, you should aim to plan around the most and least popular travel times of the year to reduce your costs and stress.
College Students and Spring Break Finances
image by flickr user doug8888 (cc license) Spring break time has arrived for many college students across the country. One question that may need to still be sorted out: who's paying for all that spring break fun?
College Parents of America, Comic #10
The tenth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org. This comic, made in a collaborative act between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, is a nod to helicopter parents everywhere.
Should My Student Join An Honor Society And How To Choose One?
I was at Florida State University recently and was walking through the student union after wrapping up a lunch meeting. I was a bit surprised, and honestly proud, to notice a student who was standing alone and reading his invitation to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). At first I thought I should keep walking but after a few steps further I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to congratulate him.
College Parents as ‘Informed Consumers’
An "informed consumer" group is exactly what we are hoping to create here at College Parents of America. On a micro level, we are committed to providing you the information resources that you need to make sure that your children are academically prepared for college, and that you are financially prepared to support them. And on a macro level, we believe that all consumers of higher education - parents and students - need access to more easily understandable information in order to make informed decisions in the college marketplace.
Prepare Your Child for a Job-Producing College Experience
A parent of a college sophomore is starting a support group called "No Basement- Dwelling Grads." Having seen his friends find their empty nests refilled by children who do "well" in college but are unable to get jobs, he doesn't want it to happen to him. Studies show that about 60% of college graduates move back home.