Advice for Parents of Middle School Students
Jun20

Advice for Parents of Middle School Students

What would you do as parents of middle school students when things aren’t going exactly right? Do you do nothing and consider this one of “life’s lessons” where your child has to learn to tough it out no matter what middle school scheduling throws at him?

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Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer
May23

Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer

Colleges are looking for well-rounded students, and summer is the best time to beef up the resume; not only for college applications, but scholarship applications as well. And you’ll have an answer for the classic, “I’m bored!”

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Share Your College Visit Story with Us
Jun16

Share Your College Visit Story with Us

– Do you have a college visit story to share? We’d love to hear it! Share your story parent-to-parent on Smart College Visit!

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The Parent’s Guide to College Applications
Oct13

The Parent’s Guide to College Applications

Disclosure: This is an approved cross-post from TheChicagoMoms.com written by Duong Sheahan. You can find the original article here. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been uttering the words“college” for the past several months and it’s been a potpourri of mixed emotions. We are in the early stages of the college application process as my oldest daughter is entering her senior year. My husband and I are learning so much from...

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Candidate Reply Date: May 1 Countdown Begins
Apr26

Candidate Reply Date: May 1 Countdown Begins

May 1, the National Candidate Reply Date, is just six days away. By May 1, students who have been offered  admission by a college or university will need to have notified the school whose offer they are accepting by returning the acceptance form and sending in the necessary tuition deposit. Students who have been wait-listed by their first-choice schools should decide which offer to accept from their pool of second-choice schools...

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Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen
Feb23

Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen

As a parent of two kids who attended college, I learned a very valuable lesson: never pick a college sight unseen. The rules that apply to any major purchase are even more important when making the decision to invest thousands of dollars on a college education. You would never buy a car without test-driving it, or move into a home without taking a walk through and getting a home inspection. Based on my experience with both my kids, I...

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