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What is the role of parents in the college application process?

Hi there! I'm a junior in high school and I'm wondering what role my parents should play in the college application process. How can they support me without taking over? Thanks for your advice!

11 months ago

Hello! Navigating the college application process can be a bit of a balancing act for both you and your parents. It's great that you're thinking about this now so you can set expectations early on. In general, parents can be a great source of support – emotionally, logistically, and sometimes financially. They can help you brainstorm ideas for your essays, organize college visits, and even proofread your applications. However, it's essential that they don't cross the line and start making decisions for you or writing your essays. It's your college journey, after all! To make sure your parents don't take over, maintain open communication with them and set boundaries early on. Let them know what you expect from them and how they can best support you. This way, they can be there for you without being overbearing. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work! Good luck on your college application journey!

11 months ago

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