1. Parenting
Send to a Friend via Email

Parenting Advice: College Information

College information on financing for college, college applications, and overall scholarships to college for parents with teenagers who are going to college. Parenting advice about teens going to college.
  1. College Care Packages (5)
  2. College Scholarship Scams (8)
  3. College Scholarships (33)
  4. College Testing: PSATs (6)
  5. College Testing: SATs (10)
  6. Community College (5)
  7. Financial Aid: College (7)
  8. Online College Degrees (2)

Quiz: Is Your Teen Ready for College?

Take this 15 question quiz on college readiness and find out if your teenager is ready to attend a college away from home.

How to Get Your Teen into College

Here is the seven step process to getting your teenager into college. If you have a teen or preteen who wants to go on to college, this article will help you focus your efforts.

Narrowing College Choices by Location

Does it matter where my teen goes to college? Get tips on the choosing a college, or narrowing your teens list, by the location.

What should my teen look for in a college?

Going to College FAQ for parents of teens What should my teen look for in a college?

How to Get Your Teen into College - Filling Out a Successful Application

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 6 - Filling Out a Successful Application

How to Get Your Teen into College - Acing the SAT and SAT II

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 5 - Acing the SAT and SAT II

How to Get Your Teen into College - Choose Which Colleges to Apply

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 4 - Choose Which Colleges to Apply

How to Get Your Teen into College - Making the Grade

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 3 - Making the Grade

How to Get Your Teen into College - Making the Grade

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 3 - Making the Grade

How to Get Your Teen into College - Make the Decision

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 1 - Make the Decision

How to Get Your Teen into College - Make the Decision

Steps to take to get your teen into college. Step 1 - Make the Decision

Taking a Year Off

Going to College FAQ for parents of teens My teen wants to take a year off before going to college. I'm not sure I agree. What do I do?

Transition From High School to College

Going to College FAQ for parents of teens What can parents do to help make the transition from high school to college easier for themselves?

My teen was rejected by the college of his choice. What do I say?

Going to College FAQ for parents of teens My teen was rejected by the college of his choice. What do I say?

My teen was accepted by many colleges. How do I help him choose?

Going to College FAQ for parents of teens My teen was accepted by many colleges. How do I help him choose?

Enjoy and Get the Most Out of a College Visit with Your Teen

Worried about your teen's visit to a college on his/her list? Leran how to enjoy the visit here - and get as much out of it as possible.

College Cost Calculator

Find out how much it will cost for your teen to attend college.

Picking a College: 4 Key Tips for Parents

Foru key tips for parents who are actively helping their teen in picking a college. Part of the a series of articles for parents of going to college teenagers.

4 Steps to Helping your Teen Pick a College Major

Article for parents of teenagers: 4 Steps to Helping your Teen Pick a College Major

5 Ways to Prepare your Teen for a College-Level Workload

Article by Cal Newport, 5 Ways to Prepare your Teen for a College-Level Workload.

How to Become a Straight-A Student

The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

College Dorm Room Needs Checklist

A checklist that parents can print out of a first-time college student's dorm room needs.

College Dorm Necessities

When your young adult moves into a college dormitory, he/she may be surprised at everything he/she will need. Here is a list of the top items that are necessary for living in a college dorm.

College Life 102: The No-Bull Guide to a Great Freshman Year

Do you know what to expect when you start college? Let the wit and wisdom of College Life 102 open your eyes to the endless possibilities!

Over 50 Care Package Ideas for College Students

Over 5o ideas for parents to send care packages to their colllege student.

The Basics of Financial Aid for College

Article for parents of teens: The Basics of Financial Aid for College

10 Tips on Surviving Your College Student’s Visits

Article for parents of college students: 10 Tips on Surviving Your College Student’s Visits

Timeline for College

Tips of what to take and what to do during the junior year of high school month by month if you want to go to college.

What Colleges Look For to Accept a Student

What do colleges look for when deciding whether or not to accept a student?

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Teenager

Since it will be your teenager that is attending college, the first ten important questions to ask about college will be to him.

10 Important Questions to Ask the High School Guidance Counselor

When you meet with someone from the guidance office, you should be prepared with questions about college and record the answers so that you and your teen can develop your college search game plan.

10 Important Questions to Ask the College Admissions Office

When your teenager has their college choices pared down to about two or three, you will want to start talking to each college's admissions office about that specific college. Here are ten important questions you should have answered by them.

10 Important Questions to Ask the College Financial Aid Office

As financial aid is a very complicated and long process, do not expect to come out of your first talk with them knowing everything you need to know about college financing. Get your base questions covered and have a number to call so that you will be able to ask more if your teenager chooses that college.

10 Important Questions to Ask Ask Students Who Attend the College

Often, you will be given your college tour by a student. Normally an upper classmen, who knows quite a bit about the school. Here are ten important questions to ask the student about about their college.

How to Put Together a Care Package

Simple step by step instructions with some good tips for college care packages.

Community College Poll - Money for College Parenting Teens

Should your teenager attend a community college instead of a four year college? Will it help your family's college money situation? Weight in here on our Community College Poll.

A Tip to Curb Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking is a problem at all colleges. Here is what to ask about binge drinking when checking out a college.

Why Teens Choose Online College Courses and Degrees

Today's youth are starting to choose online college degrees over the traditional college dregees and here is why.

Getting Ready for College Taking the SAT

Use peer pressure to your advantage and set up a study group for your teen.

Solid Reasons to Take a Look at Community Colleges

If your teen is questioning their future, here are five solid reasons to explore the world of community college.

College Life 102: The No-Bull Guide to a Great Freshman Year

Do you know what to expect when you start college? Let the wit and wisdom of College Life 102 open your eyes to the endless possibilities!

Fastest Growing Occupations

The fastest growing occupations for projected growth between now and 2014 from About.com's Job Search site.

Financial Aid for College

If you believe a college education is out of your reach because of the cost, think again. A tremendous number of financial resources can help make your dream of a college degree a reality.

Financing Your Child's College Education

The sooner you start investing for your child's education, the better. Learn how here.

College Credit Crisis

Who knew that you'd still be paying off your pizza tab ten years after you graduate? Learn all about it here.

College Drinking Alert

Many students do not grasp an enormous health problem on our college campuses -- alcohol abuse.

Finding Money for College: Identifying Needs

Learn how needs are found and met with money for college.

Free Money for College

A small number of online companies have combined a shopping rewards program with a 529 tax deferred college savings plan - they are worth checking out

Finding Money for College: Scholarships

Early in the calendar year is typically the time when high school seniors and their parents are working hard to find information about paying for college.

Acing Your College Interview

Many colleges require interviews with an admissions officer or alumnus. They use interviews as a way to get to know you beyond the dry facts of your college application and to let you ask questions about their college.

The College Interview

A college interview is a chance to show that you're more than just test scores and grades. It's an exchange of information -- you learn about the college and the college learns about you.

Practice College Interviews

Before you do the real thing, try a practice interview. Invite a family member or friend to practice with you, each of you taking turns as the interviewer and the interviewee. That way, you'll become accustomed to both asking and answering questions.

College Cost Projector

Determines how much college will cost when your teen get there.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.