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Choosing a college is an important - and exhaustive - endeavor. Here, we hope you will find helpful information to keep your family on track throughout the college search process.

Please explore our Parent Perspectives e-series. These messages are updates just for parents on financial aid, student life, academic programs and reminders about deadlines and events. Each issue of Parent Perspectives is posted here. Want to be notified when the latest issue has been added? Sign up for our email alerts or follow us on Twitter

Browse the most recent editions of Parent Perspectives

December 7, 2018
KAREN PELLETIER, Vice President of Operations and Director of Education and Workforce Development at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
When searching for a college, your student will consider many options as they decide which institution is right for them. The strength of academic programs, types of campus clubs and activities, what the residence halls are like, and the overall sense of where one fits when they visit. While these are all important elements to consider, there is another consideration that should be at the top of the list: Location. Check out my "Top 3 Reasons Worcester Will Impact Your Student’s College Experience.

November 6, 2018
MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission
Having met with hundreds of prospective college students and their families during my career, I understand and appreciate the time you have spent helping your student navigate the exciting, but often overwhelming, college search process. Check out my "5 Tips for Parents in the Application Process."

October 12, 2018
MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission
A number of resources are available to help you finance an Assumption education. We recommend every family consider applying for financial aid, regardless of their financial situation. Check out my "Guide to Beginning the Financial Aid Process" where I share with you some helpful tips on the process for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is the first step in applying for financial aid.

September 25, 2018
JESSICA MCCAUGHEY, Associate Director of Visit Experiences
Visiting college campuses is the ideal opportunity to determine which is the right fit for your student. A campus visit provides a true sense of the college’s environment; the relationship between students and faculty, the campus community, and facilities. Check out six questions you should keep in mind during your visits in "Planning Your College Visit Activities for Fall."

August 31, 2018
MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director Of Admission
As a former high school counselor/guidance director for 35 years, I’d like to provide you and your family with some tips for utilizing your child’s School Counseling Office. Check out my "3 Tips for Working with Your School Counseling Office."

July 20, 2018
ZACHARY SZYMKOWICZ, Class of 2017 and Rome Campus Alumnus
As a sophomore at Assumption, I pursued the unique opportunity to make Rome and all of Italy my classroom at Assumption’s Rome Campus which is ranked as a Top 10 Study Abroad Program by Best College Reviews. Read "Study Abroad: Making the Most of the Undergraduate Experience" where I share some insights into my semester in Rome.

June 22, 2018
KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management
As an Enrollment Management professional and a parent of four children ages 20 to 30, our family has discovered some helpful tips that have made the summer before our children's senior year very productive. Check out my "3 Tips to Make the Most of Summer with your college-bound student."


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