College Admissions Guidance

Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

Parental help with college applications

application strategy Sep 29, 2021

How can I help my child apply for college?
Parent Tips: DO's and DON'Ts of Helping Your Child Apply for...

  1. DO set up a separate email account. ...
  2. But DON'T put it in your name. ...
  3. DO maintain a timeline. ...
  4. But DON'T nag. ...
  5. DO your homework. ...
  6. But DON'T do everything for your child. ...
  7. DO discuss finances. ...
  8. But DON'T let sticker price intimidate them.

Many parents get very worked up about college admission forms and essays. This is a good place to step back from and let your student take the lead. The bottom line is, if they don't finish the applications and essays, they won't be admitted to school. They'll have to work for at least a year before they attend.