Giving You the Tools to Help Your Child Successfully Prepare for College


Are you the parent of a high school student bound for college?

How much do you know about what your child requires to build a strong college application?

Do you want to learn more about the PSAT, ACT, SAT, the Common Application, and the need to participate in extracurricular activities?

Do you wish you could help but don’t know how?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this blog might be for you.

How can this blog help you?

Preparing for college starts in 9th grade, and it can be an overwhelming process for a child. However, when parents share in the burden of planning courses and extracurriculars as well as keeping up with all the obligations associated with after school activities, students are able to build more compelling college applications than if they had handled it all alone.

Being involved in your child’s high school education may seem a daunting task. For instance, although there is a lot of very helpful information online, researching the web may be very time consuming.

I created the College Guide 4 Parents blog to help parents who want to learn about college prep but do not know where to start. Here, you will find easy-to-read articles each pointing you to the most relevant online resources so that you can access the information you need quickly.

On this blog, you will be able to follow my College App News, a bulletin addressing four new college prep topics every month, as well as read more in-depth articles which will provide you with a good overview of important subjects like the ACT or college essays. The knowledge you will gain with this blog will give you the confidence to be more involved in your child’s high school experience and to guide him/her through these challenging years.

Who am I

My name is Anne. I am the mother of a college sophomore and a high school junior.

When my oldest son started high school, I knew nothing about the college preparation process or what he needed to do to get into a good college. Thankfully, his school coached us through it all: keeping his GPA up, selecting challenging courses, getting involved in extracurricular activities, volunteering, writing college essays, and finally submitting the applications.

I created this blog to give parents the information they need to help their children get into a good college. I am hoping it will become your go-to place whenever you have questions.


College Guide 4 Parents on Pinterest

Consider visiting College Guide 4 Parents on Pinterest. You will find links to more than 600 articles written by college experts, parents, and college students. These address a wide range of topics including:

  • the ACT
  • the SAT
  • the PSAT
  • AP classes, IB courses, and the importance of choosing more rigorous courses
  • extracurricular activities like school sports and clubs
  • volunteering
  • what students should be working on in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade
  • college essays
  • the college application process
  • selecting a college
  • scholarships and financial aid
  • how to study
  • parent involvement
  • and the first semester in college




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