Parent Engagement Discussions

Parent Engagement Discussions are designed to be college prep social learning experiences.  We post a college planning discussion topic every month that is relevant to the college planning process..

How it works

  1. Watch Video
  2. Read Discussion Topic
  3. Join the Discussion

Watch Video

Discussion Topic

Most selective colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your application. It may sound like a chore, and it will certainly take a substantial amount of work. But it's also a unique opportunity that can make a difference at decision time. Admissions committees put the most weight on your high school grades and your test scores. However, selective colleges receive applications from many worthy students with similar scores and grades—too many to admit. So they use your essay, along with your letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities, to find out what sets you apart from the other talented candidates.

How are you helping your student write their college essay?

Join the Discussion

You need to be a member of CollegeBound Parenting to add comments!

Join CollegeBound Parenting

Featured College Prep Consultant

Get The Admit

Featured Colleges