Insider tips for the week of December 7, 2020


myths about college admissionsLiar, Liar, Pants on Fire – In our new “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” series, College Inside Track consultants debunk some of the claims we’re hearing about college admissions. We would love to address some that YOU’RE hearing, too!  Tell us yours in the Comments section.  We will respond with specific and factual info, if you have a “could this be true?” question.


What to say to your teen after they submit college applications – Lisa Endlich Heffernan of Grown and Flown provides 7 things to say to your teen after the accomplishment of completing college apps. Our favorites: ‘Senior year is special, don’t let the pursuit of college overwhelm it,” and “You are going to write your thank you notes now.” Check out her other 5


student navigating college mapHow to help your child navigate the college searchParents want their kids to succeed in school and to be able to plan their own academic paths, but this can only happen if they resist the urge to micromanage. The best way for parents to help kids succeed during their college search is for them to act less like directors and more like consultants – advising, but not controlling. Check out the article in US News.


Holiday gift cards for college! You can give gift cards for Amazon, iTunes, and your favorite restaurant, so why not college? Check out this creative idea that you may want to share with your relatives.