Parents' Guide to College

Whenever parents hear about having to send their kids off to college, all they can think about is all the potential for trouble. Kids are always doing things like fighting, drinking and pretty much anything but work at college. Naturally parents are going to be deathly afraid of this kind of lifestyle. But what are they to do when their kid has to go off to college to be able to get any kind of decent education and job much less grow up?

It turns out that college really isn’t that much to worry about for parents. Sure there are a few bad apples that stand out when it comes to media coverage of college, but really, there are just so many more facets to college that are underreported and unknown to the masses.

Most students are going to study when the time comes. Most will also go out to parties once and a while but most of the time, barring any outside influences; they aren’t going to put off studying or anything that needs to be done to have fun. College is filled with university planned events that are designed to keep kids out of trouble and make sure that they are getting as much support as possible when it comes to their studies.

Parents when it comes to your kids don’t just think they’re going to get into trouble when they go off to school. While bad things can happen to anyone at college, they are very rare and as long as your child is responsible, they’re going to come out okay.

Where can I find the Common Application?
Where can I find the Common Application?

Every school has their own unique way of making students apply to their school. Some make prospective students fill out a ton of forms and write a ton of essays while others make it as simple as possible just to get some sort of impression of the student. But what if a bunch of schools accepted the same application? That’s what the Common Application is for.

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Students Being Recruited for Athletics
Students Being Recruited for Athletics

Many students in high school play sports solely for the dream of one day getting to play Division I collegiate athletics. While it is highly unlikely that this dream will come true for any of these students, there are in fact some that are going to be recruited by college programs. So what should you do as a parent if this happens to your child? Read on to find out.

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How to Find a College Suited to Me
How to Find a College Suited to Me

Every college is different in its own special way. Some are big state schools with tons of activities going on all the time. Others are smaller liberal arts schools that don’t have that much going on and are more focused on academics. Even still there are private schools that can be focused on anything from religion to science to pretty much anything you can imagine. So how do you find what’s right for you? Read on to find out.

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How Can I find out what Scholarships My Child Can Get?
How Can I find out what Scholarships My Child Can Get?

Scholarship availability can influence your decision as to where to go to college. Especially if you're qualified and not looking into any loans that you’ll have to pay back eventually. Free tuition assistance can really make your decision for you. So what should you know before applying to schools? There are a lot of ways to be able to project what kind of scholarships you’re going to get and I’m here to tell you what to use.

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Financial Aid Questions and Answers
Financial Aid Questions and Answers

With the economy performing quite poorly in many parts of the world, financial aid and scholarships have become probably the two biggest topics when it comes to applying to college. It may seem like a daunting task but you really have to do your research and find out which schools will give you the most money when it comes to the financial aid process. But how exactly do you go about it?

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Where to Start with College Applications
Where to Start with College Applications

At times, college applications can look quite intimidating. They just seem like an endless amount of questions to be asked to students, even if maybe all they really want to know is what your grades and SAT scores are. But the application process is so much more than just that. It’s an audition for something that will determine many future aspects of your life so you had better be prepared.

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Test Prep Classes
Test Prep Classes

So your son or daughter is finally thinking about what they’re going to do for college? This can really seem like quite the daunting task what with grades, extracurricular activities and the dreaded standardized tests waiting in the wings. The first two are all about how hard your child is willing to work to get things done. It’s out of your hands. But there are many things you can do to help with the standardized testing problem.

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Help With Application Essays
Help With Application Essays

Applying to college can be one of the most stressful activities you’ll ever have in your teenage years. You always have to work on whether your grades will be good enough for certain schools or how you’re going to do on your SAT. But one of the most underrated parts of the application process can really be difficult for many applicants: the application essay.

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College Directories
College Directories

There are literally hundreds of colleges out there for the normal student to have to choose from. How can you possibly decide where you want to go, what place has what programs and whether you can actually get into any of them? That’s the beauty of college directories. They list all the colleges that are available to students in the United States and elsewhere and help them decided how to differentiate between them.

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