Research + News | Topic: College Readiness

The Dangerous, Costly Phenomenon (That Only Affects High School Seniors)

A closer look at senioritis, why it matters, how to address it, and how school counselors can make a difference.

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Goodbyes of Summer: As Teens Leave for College, Families Feel Jumble of Emotions

When Victoria Dawson flew last week from Washington, D.C., to Boulder, Colo., to drop off her daughter Ellie for her freshman year of college, she and Ellie’s father saw it as a chance for some final quality time together. Read the full article here.

College Prep: How Can Students Stand Strong for Their Faith in College?

It’s heartbreaking to see students who were active Christians in high school disengage from their faith and the church once they’ve been in college for a while—sometimes a very short while.

Read the full article from Sean McDowell for Salvo Magazine here.

Five Conversations You Must Have With Grads Before College

Graduation has come and gone, but your recent high school grads are likely still around for a little longer. What should your final conversations with them be about?

This blog post from Fuller Youth Institute helps address the topic. Read the post here.

Why More High-School Seniors Need to Be Like Malia Obama And Take a Gap Year

The gap year provides space to explore careers, work and earn money, and learn new skills. Read the article here.

How Can I Help Seniors Navigate The College Choice Dilemma?

“Where are you going to college?” is one of the most frequent and emotionally-loaded questions faced by high school seniors during second semester. Read the full article here.

The 8 Life Skills All 18-Year-Olds Should Have: A Checklist For Parents

If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world as 18-year-olds, without the umbilical cord of the cell phone being their go-to solution in all manner of things, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.

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Maintaining Emotional Health (In College)

Everything changes when you go off to college. This article from Relevant Magazine explores how to handle the transition.

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Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

College personnel everywhere are struggling with students’ increased neediness. Read the article here.

Push, Don’t Crush, the Students

An articles from The New York Times takes a look at the balance of pushing students to achieve and pushing them so far that the pressure crushes them.

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