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My Child Hates College and Wants to Come Home!

It has only been about a week. My heart is breaking because I know he needs to stick it out, but as a parent I am so sad. How can I help him?

Difference Between an Ivy and a Top Public School?

It's the age-old question: are Ivies truly worth the additional cost and academic stress?

Early School Start Time is Bad For Students

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently declared insufficient sleep in youth as an important public health issue impacting academic success.

Started in Parents Forum by coolweather

Advice on Overprotective Parents

Although I am 20 years old and in college, my parents still treat me like I am a child. I'm planning on speaking out to them, but they never want to hear. Please advise!

Started in College Life by Kgarner2

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

"... Sex and relationships are always tricky terrain for college students. Those arriving this year are finding schools awash in complaints and headlines about sexual assault."

Started in College Life by Dave_Berry

Links to Popular Financial Aid Info Threads

Below are a few links to popular threads regarding financial aid. Please let us know if there are other threads you would like us to consider adding!

Weddings? Babies? Now College Kids Are Registering for Gifts Too

"Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also. Gift registries ..."

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

Do Admissions Committees Routinely Google Applicants?

My husband and I have a bit of a disagreement. I think the admissions committees don't have time to routinely check applicants, but he is appalled and argues the opposite. What do you think?

Started in Parents Forum by usernamelm