Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success. Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:
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Andrew Cohen shares a list of ways to get a feel for an institution without ever stepping foot on campus.
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While the pandemic has made pursuing extracurricular activities more difficult, it is by NO means impossible.
Teenagers just have to be more creative when thinking about extracurriculars they will ultimately share with colleges. Give it some thought and they should be able to come up with great extracurricular ideas!
To help generate extracurricular ideas during this surreal time, I talked with Shirag Shemmassian, an independent college consultant in San Diego, who helps teenagers with undergraduate admissions, as well as medical school admissions.
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This summarizes research-based findings on what really matters in college admissions.
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Middle Class Families Increasingly Look at Community Colleges
February 6, 2018
There are many routes to a bachelor’s degree. The “auto-admission” route from a community college to a four-year university is one of the easiest options available to a UH student.
January 27, 2018
New York Post
We tried to ignore them — but they took over. We tried getting rid of them — they popped back in greater numbers. Each January and February, just as NYC high-school juniors are dealing with finals and term papers, our inboxes are engulfed by college-admissions marketing e-mails.
College Has Evolved. So Should Your Search
Angel B. Pérez, Vice President, Enrollment and Student Success Trinity College
This article first appeared in the 2018 issue of Parents League Review. © 2018 Parents League of New York www.parentsleague.org.
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