College Acceptances

College Talk is Stressful

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Tis the season for friends and relatives to safely gather together or via a Zoom call and with it comes an overwhelming desire by all to pepper your teen with questions about their college plans. To make it clear to everyone, a high school student posted her answers on the front door and on her Zoom background so she could avoid answering the same questions over and over because college talk is stressful. Below is a short list of what parents should do to help steer the holiday conversations away from a focus on college talk. 1.) Set up a college-free talk zone and communicate this rule to...

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Denied or Deferred from College, Now What?

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Denied or Deferred from College, Now What?

Early action and early decision responses have started, and it’s important to remember that what you hear may not be fair and may not make sense. It feels personal, but it’s not about you — it’s business — the business of enrollment management. Enrollment management is used by colleges to shape their incoming classes. It is the great unknown and it changes yearly. And this year will be no different, maybe even more difficult to comprehend due to the pandemic. It is based on things that you cannot control, including: an institution’s needs and finances, programs chosen,...

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Congratulations Class of 2016 – You’re going to College!

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Congratulations Class of 2016 – You’re going to College!

Students have so far been offered over $200,000 in merit aid. Here is the list of schools where their futures will begin. Arizona State University Auburn University Boise State University Boston University Cal Poly SLO Cal Poly Pomona Chico State University Cal State Fullerton Cal State Long Beach Cal State San Marcos Colorado State University DePaul University Florida Atlantic Florida State University Fordham University James Madison University Lafayette College Lewis & Clark Lynn University Northern Arizona University Notre Dame Reed Regis University San Diego State University San...

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Separating From Your College Bound Kids

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Separating From Your College Bound Kids

Congratulatory “high-fives” have been taking place between parents of college-bound high school graduates over the last few weeks. “Finally, our kids did it!” say parents everywhere. But inside their heads parents are saying: “I survived!” This is also a bittersweet moment when the reality hits parents that their offspring will soon be leading a life separate from theirs. According to authors Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore in The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, our college kids want us involved...

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Class of 2015 Acceptances!

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Class of 2015 Acceptances!

      Congratulations Seniors!     Auburn University Belmont University Boise State University Boston College Boston University California Lutheran Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal State Channel Islands Cal State Fullerton Cal State Long Beach Cal State San Marcos Chapman University Chico State University Clemson Colorado State University & the Honors Program DePaul University Emerson College Fordham Gonzaga University Indiana University-Bloomington & the Jacobs School of Music Lewis & Clark College Lewis & Clark State College Idaho Marquette...

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