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Seven Life Skills Your Teen Needs for College
The list of academic aptitudes and skills your child needs for college is long. But there are many other important life skills that teens need to succeed in the real world. Here are seven of them.
How the National Association of Colleges and Employers Defines Career Readiness
What exactly is career readiness? Are the skills and aptitudes that students need for college similar to those that are essential for success in the real world? Find out how the National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness and about the eight competencies associated with career readiness.
FAQs About Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA
You probably have a pretty good idea of how your teen’s Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated based on your own experience as a high school student. But these days, many schools weight GPAs, giving new and confusing meaning to the term “4.0 student.” Find out answers to some frequently asked questions.
Four Tips for Talking to Teens About Student Loans and Budgeting
Let’s face it, Mom and Dad. A college education costs a lot these days. It’s time to talk with your teen about how your family will fund his college education and other costs associated with living independently.
Five Characteristics That Predict College Success
It’s impossible to guarantee that your high schooler will go off to college, excel in all subjects, graduate summa cum laude and embark upon an incredible career. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that your teen is on the right path?
What Happened to the College Board’s “Adversity Score”?
In May 2019, the College Board announced plans for their Environmental Context Dashboard, more commonly referred to as the "Adversity Score". In August, a revision to this plan known as "Landscape" was released. Read about this important update here.
How Teens and Parents Can Use the Department of Education’s College Scorecard in their Research
The United States Department of Education’s College Scorecard is an interactive tool that helps families gather critical information they need to evaluate colleges’ offerings, cost, quality, value and more. Read about its benefits here.
Six Scholarship Resources Your Teen Should Check Out
If you have a high school junior or senior who is about to start applying to colleges, cost and financial aid might be top of your mind. One of the best ways to lower the cost of college, of course, is by earning scholarships—and the more your teen applies, the greater chance he has of securing some scholarship money.
FAFSA FAQs for Parents of Teens
If you’ve got a college-bound teen, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but do you know how this application can affect your teen’s future?
Guiding Your Uncertain Teen Toward College
When you’ve put money away in that 529 plan and talked with your child for years about college, it might feel like a punch to the gut when your teen suddenly declares that they aren’t interested. What can you do?