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.

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A Parent’s Role in the College Search Process

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

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