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Son of NYC Mayor Will Attend Yale

"After applying to 10 universities, and being accepted by them all, Dante de Blasio, the 17-year-old son of New York’s mayor, has settled on Yale, ending speculation about where one of the country’s best-known political offspring would go to college."

Started in Parent Cafe by oldmom4896

How Difficult Is It to Join a Sorority?

Greek life is a huge aspect of the college where I plan on going. Plus, from what I've heard, you have to be a part of it in order to make friends. How hard is it to join a sorority and is it worth it?

"Where Else Are You Applying?" ... Can You Answer Without Anxiety?

... I’m not a big fan of applications that expect prospective students to disclose their college lists. But how do CC members feel? If you think this question is okay, why? And if you don't want to have to deal with it, why not?

Checklist for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

What should go on the parents' to-do list after the kid has finally committed to a college? What are some things that can be taken care of now, or in the summer before classes start?

Started in Parents Forum by scholarme

How to Tell Your Kid You Can't Afford His/Her Dream University?

Parents, how do we tell our kids that we cannot afford their dream universities? Will they hate us or get depressed? Please share with us your personal experiences.

Started in Parents Forum by guiltymom

Why Do So Many Try for Harvard?

Harvard may have the finest professors and best peer group, but why would brilliant individuals decide to go to a top school and become middle of the pack?

Is Your Kid a Winner or Loser in the Coming New World Order of Jobs?

"In the past two years, we haven't made an engineering hire that didn't have multiple other offers. Not one. The supply-and-demand equation is totally imbalanced." In this coming reality, is your kid a winner or a loser?

Started in Parents Forum by wave100
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