Admission Officers, HS Counselors Reveal Pet Peeves About Parental Involvement


The college search involves a lot of people: students, their school counselors, test prep tutors, parents and others. Despite best intentions, sometimes parents try to help a little too much, and it can make the college application process more stressful than necessary. All too often, counselors and admission officers see some well-intentioned parents make mistakes in the college admissions process.

College Confidential spoke with school counselors and admissions staffers to get a feel for some of their biggest parental pet peeves, as well as some best practices that can guide parents as they navigate the application process.

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