Tag: College freshmen


Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …


Is College the New Speculation?

Often students earn college degrees to increase their likelihood of future financial stability.  Yet, as college costs are rising, students and their parents subsequently are borrowing more to earn said degree, thus students “spend” the equivalent of a few years’ of post-graduation wages while parents may delay retirement, the question is, “Is college worth the …


Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

CMC 2017

It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related Posts183,272 “I Got In. Now, How Do We Pay for College?” Guest Post: Colleges Without Make-Up Wanted: College Students for Fall 2013 Enrollment APPLY NOW Potential Can Be Nurtured with Effort: More about College Selection


Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsCollege costs more than 4 years of tuition A Growing Gap: Rising College Tuition vs. Income Living with Mom & Dad? Adverbial Perils Viewing the University of California Fall 2013 Application Numbers


College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsCollege: Path to Adulthood? Grade Inflation Exposed Ahead of the Curve: August 9, 2014 Prudent Fiscal Planning (Part 2): Income’s importance in Fiscal Planning and its Effect on Our Standard of Living ACT & SAT Scores Can Affect Financial Aid, Too


Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsFall 2012 UC Admissions More Competitive for Freshmen College Degree: Gateway to Middle Class Prosperity or Financial Burden? High School = College Tours “Invade” Family Vacations To Transfer or Not to Transfer: The Community College Dilemma Oh, No! College Essays!


College Application or Marriage Proposal?

Applying to college isn’t simple.  Metaphorically, choosing a college can be like an arranged marriage—parents are involved in the choosing process, lifelong expectations are being weighted and future prosperity is being forecasted. “Dowries” are paid in the form of tuition, room and board, books etc.   Students seek a college that’s the “right fit“, dating …


College Admissions Season is Now Open

Is she mad? She just ate her first pop-tart! Related PostsCollege Confidence? Guest Post: A First Year Reflection When is “Enough” Enough? College = Personal & Intellectual Independence? Parents and Academic Success


A Goodbye Note That Never Ends


  About the author: Ashley is a recent graduate from Rocklin High School and leaves home to attend Oregon State University in ten days. Leaving for college is difficult, as any book, article, or adult worth their salt will agree. Despite the fact only four or so months will pass before reuniting, it’s impossible to …


Moving Across the Country for College

HS.Washington DC. 2017

  I am grateful to join DC’s network of go-getters. I am drawn to the vibrancy of the city and the intellect of the citizens (just as I was 4 months ago when I visited). I feel I have a lot to offer and I am confident in my ability to adapt to this new …