As their child grows older, it becomes the utmost priority of every parent to prepare them for the life ahead of them. When the time comes for a child to go off to college, parents are tested in a way that is very difficult to prepare for. Establishing the right balance between support and input versus unrestricted freedom for a child is where most parents will struggle the most. While the child will be responsible for nearly all of the admissions process, parents play a vital role throughout the entire way.  In hoping to keeping the parent-student relationship as harmonious as possible throughout this process, it’s advised to keep open communication, a keen sense of organization and a mutual understanding between parent and child. With enough preparation, such as utilizing the strategies in the infographic accompanying this post, your child’s college search can be much less stressful.

The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App