College Parent Questionnaire

Parents can be helpful by: 

• Being encouraging and supportive
• Offering advice and guidance when asked or when appropriate
• Avoid pushing your preference or bias regarding a particular school
• Letting this be, as much as possible, a student decision*
• Being open to new options and suggestions, even unknown colleges
• Helping the student to understand that there is more than one college that is appropriate for him/her
• Not allowing the student to narrow their options too early
• Aiding the student in discovering the right “set” of colleges rather than the right college

Name of Parent *
Name of Parent
Name of Child/Student *
Name of Child/Student
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
If not applicable, leave blank.
Please describe the type of college you see your child entering. *
Check all that apply.
Please describe the size of college you see your child entering: *
Check all that apply.
Please describe the location of college you see your child entering: *
Check all that apply to your child's interests.
Please describe the are of study you see your child entering: *
Check all that apply to your child's interests.
Will you be applying for financial aid? *
Would you like to see your child/student apply for Early Decision? *
Are you confident in your child's ability to leave home and succeed academically and socially at college? *
Does your child have special needs? *
Has your child's high school experience been a positive one? *
Do you believe your child/student has a high level of self esteem and confidence? *