Teach your college student independent life skills

Teach your college student independent life skills

You’ve probably noticed that the word “adult” is now a verb, as in “I don’t want to adult today” or “adulting is hard.” Perhaps you’ve heard these exact words tumbling from your college student’s lips. Like it or not, the adult world awaits and they need to be ready for it, especially if they’ll transition

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Borrowing for College: Advice about Loans for Students and Parents

Borrowing for College: Advice about Loans for Students and Parents

If you’re the parent of a current college student, or of a high school student heading in that direction, statistics on student loan debt in the U.S. are worrisome. Here are the numbers: Total student loan debt: $1.52 trillion Total U.S. borrowers with student loan debt:2 million Student loan delinquency or default rate: 7% (90+

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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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Why your daughter should consider a women’s college

Why your daughter should consider a women’s college

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For high school seniors who plan to attend college next year, this is application season. They’re polishing personal essays, securing letters of recommendations from teachers, ordering transcripts and filling out financial aid paperwork. Meanwhile, high school juniors are researching colleges and building their college lists. Many will plan spring travel to visit campuses near and far.

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Why college students should use LinkedIn

Why college students should use LinkedIn

When you think about social media, LinkedIn may not immediately come to mind. It doesn’t seem “social” — it’s not where your friends hang out. Or is it? With more than 500 million users (40 percent of whom check in daily), LinkedIn has huge potential to shape your life. You and your college student should

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Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

By Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College   Whew! The college search is in the rearview mirror and your son or daughter is immersed in their first semester of college. Success! Then the texts messages start. “I didn’t do well on midterms.” “I don’t really have anyone

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  • another ‘to do’ idea - re visit career counseling / advisor to take meaningful steps to secure a summer internship (especially for undergrad juniors)

  • Thank you for this revealing article. My freshman daughter will be home in a few days and I was wondering how things would go. She already announced her friend event schedule - which did not include us for the most part. I guess I will need to take a back seat to her social life and be there when she comes home. I feel much more prepared.