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GreatSchools Must-Reads for Parents of the College-Bound


MagnetMom July 31, 2008

The Great Schools library has some incredible reads for parents of college bound students (and even high school students planning for college).  Here are a few of the best:

10 Ways to Jump-Start College Planning

Rejected?  Accepted?  Handling College Decisions

All About Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and Exams

Understanding College Admissions Tests

Choosing Smart Electives

I'll come back and add more articles as time goes on, as well as linking some great posts from our advice and Q&A areas.


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healthy11 August 4, 2008

Here's another site that offers good college information, and a short survey that helps to assess college readiness and gives suggestions for improving one's success:


internetdad October 2, 2008

You might want to check out I noticed that they just added a check list for students going to college with links to many of the things that you provide links for in the past.


debrasuefitzge October 15, 2008 has made a check list for students going to college.


MagnetMom December 27, 2008

The New York Times has a great Q&A about the college admissions process located here:


healthy11 January 24, 2009

This was posted as advice, for those considering college:


MagnetMom January 24, 2009

thanks for the link, healthy!


MagnetMom March 14, 2009

Mary Beth Marklein's blog on USA Today covers a lot of ground for the college set.

The URL is way too long, so here's a short cut:

This week, she talks about diversity, including schools trying to appear more diverse than they might actually be in their recruitment pictures. And one near and dear to my heart--should college students be exempt from jury duty.


shrios August 2, 2009

Parents of high school juniors and seniors should check out This site offers all sorts of helpful information including a unique scholarship search feature. Check out the new mycollegecalendar tab for feature articles and links. One stop shopping for all your college information needs :-)

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