As parents and their children alike embark on the journey of college admissions, it’s important to acknowledge that the student is the leader of the team. Most parents will struggle with identifying the extent of involvement they should have in this process. The truth is, even something as simple as outlining a schedule together at the confirmation of the admissions process can make a significant difference. These schedules can detail timeframes for deadlines, or upcoming campus tours or can be just time set aside to talk about the progress being made. Having an organized approach like this is great practice for college, when students need reliable time management skills. What’s more, parents could find assurance that their child is on top of things from having a shared schedule. While this is a sound start to finding optimal involvement, parents can always learn more about this transitionary period through resources like the infographic featured below.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App