From a UC Berkeley study, here is another article about the rising rates of anxiety among college students.
Financial aid letters and packages can vary greatly between schools. Even the language that's used is quite different. Here are some helpful tips from the New York Times.
Here is an excellent article from Forbes with lots to consider to parents who are beginning the college admissions process with their teens. I especially appreciate the many other resources listed at the end of the article, including Turning the Tide II from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.
From Forbes, important tips for parents and high school seniors as graduation approaches. Whether your student is heading to college, taking a year off, or looking at other career opportunities, these topics will be helpful.
From Teen Life, here is some data about choosing a college. Just a reminder that what matters most if what you do with your time in college.
Here is an article from Inside Higher Ed, with insight from college counselors about what students want from college tours and visits, along with the state of admissions in California:
"But in the last few years, the rest of the UC campuses and some California State University System campuses have become much more competitive in admissions. The counselors all reported that while some families are aware of this, others are not -- and are reluctant to change their college search strategies despite the evidence that no UC can be considered a safety school."
With thousands of kids applying to colleges, making admissions decisions has become ever-more difficult. Here is an article from The Atlantic.
Spring break is a great time to visit colleges. For seniors, you can visit your colleges one last time before you make a decision of where to attend. For sophomores and juniors, it is a chance understand what you might like about a campus or want in a college experience. Here is a terrific article by Rick Clark from Georgia Tech on how to make the most of your visits!