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Episode 5: How Our Parents Helped Us Through the College Process



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We know the college admissions process can be stressful for not only students but parents as well. How can parents support their kids as they navigate their junior and senior years? Sometimes our “help” actually creates more anxiety for students. What do students really need or want from their parents as they navigate the college application process?


We talked with two recent high school graduates who shared their experiences with us and provided some helpful tips for parents. What resources did their parents find most helpful during the process? What resources did they find most helpful during the process? What is the most important advice you would give to a 1st-time parent going through the process? All these questions and more we discussed during our conversation.


Key Takeaways:

  • Supporting your student through the college process
  • Tips from students for students when starting the college search
  • Advice for parents going through the process for the 1st time
  • Helpful resources for students and parents


Important Resources:


College websites

College counselors




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