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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Parent Checklist

The Education Conservancy developed this handy list of guidelines for parents:

  • Recognize that gaining admission to college is merely one step in a process of education that will include your student attending a college where she or he can maximize talents and growth. Emphasize the education.

  • Resist doing for your students what they are capable of doing for themselves.

  • Allow your child to take responsibility for his or her own part of the college application process. Be involved in the process, but do not try to control it.

  • Resist relying on rankings and college selectivity to determine the most suitable colleges for your child.

  • Realize that researching, selecting, and applying to colleges does not have to be an expensive process. ...

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