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MOST RECENT: College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

Posted on 10/30/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

In my line of work, spring and fall are the busy seasons; I’m working with juniors to finalize their list of colleges in the spring and then helping them polish their applications and essays in the fall of their senior year.

In the best of circumstances, I’ve been advising these same students on course selections, extracurricular and service activities, standardized testing, and the college search process since 8th or 9th…

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College Essay: Parent Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 10/16/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Essay: Parent Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to the essay, how much parental help is too much?

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Step 3 for Seniors: Organize the Application Process

Posted on 10/16/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 3 for Seniors: Organize the Application Process

Before your teen tackles the first application, get a bird's eye view of the whole process.

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Step 2 for Seniors: Contemplating College Costs

Posted on 10/16/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 2 for Seniors: Contemplating College Costs

Get estimates of what your family will actually pay at each college to make informed choices about…

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Step 1 for Seniors: Compose the College List

Posted on 10/16/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 1 for Seniors: Compose the College List

A haphazard approach to college applications can turn a hard process into a hair-pulling one, so…

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