The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

We’re all still buzzing about the college admissions scandal that broke last week, and the story is certain to bob back into the headlines as more details emerge. The criminal investigation and resulting national discussion is shining a light on admissions practices at highly selective institutions and the complicated layers of inequity that exist even

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College mom care package party!

College mom care package party!

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It was even more fun than we thought it would be! CollegiateParent recently hosted a get-together that included nine women, a dozen USPS medium flat-rate Priority Mail boxes (the kind that self seal), and a table overflowing with student-approved treats: Betty Crocker Mug Treats (microwavable cake) Gum and Gummi bears Microwavable Kraft mac n’ cheese cups Individual

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A parent’s guide to Greek life today

A parent’s guide to Greek life today

Many parents have a predetermined positive or negative opinion of Greek life based on their own experience. When my daughter began her college search, she wanted a campus with an active Greek presence. I had reservations, influenced by stories I heard and read about partying, drinking, hooking up and more. My daughter was barely 18

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Dear First-Time College Parent

Dear First-Time College Parent

Congratulations on getting to this point! Despite some bumps in the road, you produced a son or daughter who is ready for college and that’s no small feat. It’s likely that you’re filled with strong and possibly conflicting emotions: pride in your student and their accomplishments, sadness about leaving them and concern about their ability

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