Many students believe they’re prepared for college but underestimate the stress of the first steps in their college journey: the college search and admissions process. It’s not just the students, however. Many parents, especially those who haven’t gone through it, are often faced with that same high stress trying to aid their children through the process. On the other side of that spectrum, the parents who have gone to college, often find themselves becoming too influential throughout the college search and admissions process. Sometimes to the point that they find themselves completing applications for their children. This level of involvement is clearly unhealthy, so what level of involvement is actually going to provide value for their children? Parents can effectively navigate the college search and support their children by taking a step back and allowing their child to make their own decisions. In empowering them to do so, their children begin forming an actual independence that will help shape their lives throughout college and beyond. While this will require the right amount of patience and preparation from a parent, with the help of the information found in the infographic featured within this post, any parent can feel more prepared when this time comes. Read on for more details about this process.
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