Anonymous asked Suzanne Shaffer, 3/22/2016 8:10:22 PM

How much time do you think the average parent should dedicate to helping their child in the college admissions process?

I realize that there is probably a wide range, so only looking to get a general perspective as my daughter ends her sophomore year and we start thinking about the next two years ahead of us. Thank you 

3/23/2016 10:50:55 AM,
Suzanne Shaffer replied:

There is no set time. Parents can help with schedules, deadlines, scholarship searches, college searches, college visits, and creating a college list. Parents should also help students stay on top of grades, register for standardized tests, and have a conversation with the high school counselor regarding college preparation.

As you can see, if you do all of these things, it's a time-consuming process. But it's impossible to put a time value on it. You can do as much or as little as you like to help your child. It's entirely up to you.

If you have additional questions, I will be happy to answer them.