College Prep & Support

Post-High School Planning During Covid – Parent Edge 3-2-1 Newsletter – December 2020

 

BOOKS

Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be:  An antidote to the college admissions mania – Frank Bruni

Excellent Sheep:  The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life – William Deresiewicz

The Price you Pay for College:  An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make – Ron Lieber  
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VIDEO

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions – Jeffrey Selingo
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VIDEO

Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost – Kaitlin Zaloom

The Price you Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make – Ron Lieber

 

RESOURCES

Ten Things I Say to My Teen When They are Stressed Out – Grown and Flown

The College Conversation You Have to Have with your Teen – Grown and Flown
 
College Express: What Colleges Care About in This Time of Crisis – Making Caring Common, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Grown & Flown:  How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults – book, website and newsletter with great resources

COVID College Admissions – Listen to 6 experts talk about topics related to how college admissions has changed during COVID (Creating Positive Futures, Dr. Maggie Wray)

    • What to do if your SAT/ACT was canceled, and whether or not you should try to retake it
    • How to create a college list and research schools when you can’t visit in person
    • The financial impact of COVID on colleges, and how to maximize the amount of financial aid you get this year (Especially if your family’s financial circumstances have changed)
    • Why private scholarships are less affected by COVID than other types of funding for college, and how to find and apply for them
    • The bigger role essays will play in admissions, and how to approach the new COVID-specific section of the Common App

“Finding your Path After High School” – A four-year university isn’t always the perfect fit for every student.  View a video of a panel discussion featuring individuals who took various pathways after high school. Presented in partnership with the MI Library – Fall 2019.

Collegewise: Getting into college has become a stressful affair for many families and Collegewise wants to help. Check out their blog WiseLikeUs.com

Center for Online Education: How to Support your College Student – Parent Support Guide

Way to the Quad: Navigating the College Financial Planning Process

Disclaimer: MI Parent Edge is not in any way affiliated with any of the above-listed services, businesses, or blogs. If you would like to suggest a resource for our consideration, please email us at miparentedge@gmail.com