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A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
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A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process

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Parents can take an active and valuable role in college search. Learn the best ways to approach the process--from online resources to the campus visit.

Parents can take an active and valuable role in college search. Learn the best ways to approach the process--from online resources to the campus visit.

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  • 1. A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process
    Megan Andrews
    June 18, 2010
  • 2.
  • 3. Set Expectations
    Responsibility
    Partner
    Coach/Cheerleader
    Family finances
    Location
    Alma Mater
    Other criteria?
  • 4. Listen, Ask and Listen
    Type of college experience
    Size of institution
    Region of the country
    Rural or urban setting
    Certain field of study
    Role of athletics
    Religious affiliation
  • 5. Encourage the Use of Resources
    High school counselors
    Internet
    Admissions materials: SO MUCH MAIL!
    Admissions counselors
    College fairs
    High school visits
    Coffee conversations
    Current college students
  • 6. Family Road Trip
    Visit college campuses
    Reflection
  • 7. Stay Organized
    Know deadlines
    Application
    Scholarship
    Financial Aid
    Withdrawal/Deposit
    Know requirements
    Application
    Scholarship
    Financial Aid
    College fair labels
    Checklists
    Calendar
    Keep a copy
    Confirm that application is complete
    Passwords/pins
  • 8. Vocabulary to Know

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