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Admission Officers, HS Counselors Reveal Pet Peeves About Parental Involvement

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Check out what these experts say about parental involvement in the admissions process. https://insights.collegeconfidential.com/admission-officers-hs-counselors-reveal-pet-peeves-about-parents
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1298 replies19 threads Senior Member
    ”DON'T write a recommendation for your student”

    This both both funny, because I can’t imagine anyone doing this, and sad because it probably means someone has..
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  • milgymfammilgymfam 985 replies16 threads Senior Member
    @RichInPitt I have written them for both of my children as their counselor, as I’m sure most other homeschool parents have. I do not write it from a mom perspective, and my kids have been quite lucky with admissions so far, so I couldn’t have done too much harm.
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  • FourAtShoreFourAtShore 37 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Parental LOR may also be appropriate when child is applying to parent's alma mater. Before submitting, I would reach out to the alma mater to ask if parental LORs are accepted and encouraged. I know they are at my alma mater.
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  • marrastmarrast 97 replies15 threads Junior Member
    DD applied to Smith College three years ago. After she submitted her application, the admissions head sent a letter asking if there was anything that we as parents would like to add about our daughter. I wrote a nice letter about her, describing things that only a parent would know. I thought it an appropriate manner to involve parents, and I very much enjoyed the opportunity to tell the school about her.

    I don't know if it made any difference, but she was accepted and also offered a STRIDE scholarship. I like to think that I had a small part in the process, and was grateful for the chance to participate, however small my role may have been.
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  • mackinawmackinaw 3040 replies54 threads Senior Member
    When I applied to Reed many years ago, all applicants were asked to have a parent's letter. My Mom wrote mine. I wish I had a copy now. I never read it.
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