Is It OK for Parents to Contact Admissions Offices to "Check in?"


The college admissions process is often fraught with stress and anxiety, sometimes driven by the fact that admission offices say they haven't received all of your application materials, or confusion over deadlines and other issues. Often, this requires a check-in with the admissions office to ask questions, inquire about whether documents have arrived or resolve technical glitches. But in these situations, who should reach out to schools — the parent or the applicant?

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