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By Anne Vaccaro Brady
Whether your child is off to college or figuring out how to get there, these recent articles and posts will help you help them. Read on.
Get your kid organized for college in a language they’ll understand Today that means in an app for their smartphone. Julie Craven covers “7 Free Apps that Increase Student Productivity” at USA Today College.
Paring down the college list to a reasonable number Also at USA Today College, Jon Fortenbury presents practical advice for deciding how many colleges to apply to. I especially like his list of key considerations to help make the final cuts.
Is the campus student health-insurance plan the better option? Most colleges require students to have health insurance coverage by the time they enroll and usually offer their own plans. Karen Blumenthal explains how to determine if your family’s plan or the college’s is the better choice in her Wall Street Journal article.
Affordable test prep You know your student can’t take the ACT or SAT without weeks or months of preparation, but options exist beyond the super expensive course or private tutor. Deanna Rivera explains test prep options for every budget in her post on U.S. News & World Report’s Education blog.
Adding up test scores, GPA and other factors in the college admissions process At USA Today College, Jon Fortenbury writes about which parts of the college application are the most critical in the admissions decision.
For the hopeful college athlete I plan to write a post on this topic in the future, but in the meantime, read Susie Watts’s article at examiner.com to learn the “9 Things You Need to Help Your High School Student-Athlete with College.”
One more reason for kids to take high school seriously Philip Elliott’s article for the Associated Press, “ACT: A Third of High School Graduates not College Ready,” reveals some sobering numbers. This is why parents must be involved in their child’s education from kindergarten through high school.
Lowering college costs Tamar Lewin of the New York Times writes about President Obama’s new plan to make college more affordable.
If you’ve recently come across some articles or posts you think other parents might find useful, please share in the comments section below.