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What should I do if my parents have a different college preference than I do?

Hey everyone! My parents and I have different opinions on what colleges I should apply to. How can I have a productive conversation with them and find a compromise? I want to make sure we're all on the same page during this process. Thank you!

10 months ago

First, I'd recommend setting up a time to have an open and honest conversation with your parents about your college preferences. Make sure you're all in a relaxed environment, free from distractions. Begin by expressing your gratitude for their support and involvement in your college search journey. Then, share your thoughts and reasoning behind your preferred college choices, focusing on aspects like academic programs, campus environment, and potential career opportunities. Encourage your parents to share their thoughts and concerns as well. Make sure you listen actively and empathetically to their point of view. You can also suggest creating a list of pros and cons for each college option and discussing them together. By working as a team and having an open dialogue, you'll likely be able to find common ground and potentially discover new colleges that meet both your and your parents' expectations. Remember, ultimately, the decision should be based on what's best for your future success and happiness.

10 months ago

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