This week on The College Checklist Podcast, Suzanne Shaffer joins us to discuss the parent’s role in college prep.
Suzanne provides her insight as to how much parental involvement in the college selection and college admission process is ideal. With great candor, she shares stories from her own experience helping her daughter with the college admissions process.
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About Suzanne Shaffer
Suzanne Shaffer counsels parents and students in the college admissions process and the importance of early college preparation. Her Parents Countdown to College Coach blog offers timely college tips for parents and students, as well as providing parents with the resources necessary to help their college-bound teens navigate the college maze.
Suzanne is a regular contributor as a college expert on Gal Time and Zinch. She provides expert college content for University Parent and TeenLife Magazine; Suzanne is also a top college advisor for Student Advisor and the Unigo Expert Network.
“Get a huge wall calendar and put it in a prominent place so everyone can see deadlines, or get an app so everyone can sync calendars.”
“You must plan ahead and let your student know what the family can afford for college.”
“The best way parents can reduce stress for their student is to not apply pressure themselves.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Pace yourself and stay organized.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: Fiske Guide to Colleges*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Tackle one task at a time, and break it in to small, doable segments.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite book?
A4: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*
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