5 Must-Read Blogs from 2019


What a year it’s been!

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The Six Words About College That Disappoint Parents Most
What do college admission officers want parents to know about the application process? Let the child drive the bus, writes NACAC Past President Patrick O’Conner.

A Letter from a Counselor to High School Seniors
“Going to a certain school doesn’t make you better or brighter,” NACAC member Christine Loo tells students.

Study: Helicopter Parenting
New research backs up what many college counselors and admission officers have witnessed firsthand: Overbearing parents can spur student distress. 

Op-Ed: A Better College Admission Process Should Start in Our High Schools
We must do a better job equipping students and their families with the knowledge and perspective to embark on a successful college admission journey, writes NACAC member Jill Madenberg.

Instagram Accounts for Admitted Students Influence Decisions
Admitted and prospective students are using the accounts to make their final decisions, pick a roommate, and connect before classes begin.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.