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What role do parents play in the college application process?

Hi all! I'm curious about how involved my parents should be in the college application process. What role should they play, and how can they best support me during this time? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi! As a parent who recently went through the college application process with my child, I can share some insights on how parents can be involved. First and foremost, they should be a source of emotional support and encouragement as the application process can be quite demanding. They can also help you stay organized by creating a timeline for application deadlines and test dates, as well as assisting with finances, such as filling out the FAFSA or exploring scholarship opportunities. Additionally, your parents can proofread your essays and provide feedback, but it's important that they don't take over the writing process. Lastly, they can offer guidance on choosing the right college by discussing factors like location, size, and programs offered. Remember, the final decision should be yours, but your parents can provide valuable input and support throughout the process. Good luck!

10 months ago

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