Finding A Parent’s Role in the College Application Process

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It's not news to anyone that the college application process can be a stressful one, but it's something parents can be especially aware of. Family members can be the biggest cheerleaders for the kids in their life going through the process, but sometimes they don't know how -- or how much -- to be involved.

Parents often hold back because they feel shaky themselves on the admission process or feel that applying to college is an important rite of passage that students do all on their own. Others feel their best role is to act as hand-holder or drill sergeant, putting their kids through their college application paces.

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