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The Role of Parents in the College Process (Podcast)

The road to college ideally ends when a student arrives at a school that aligns perfectly with both fit and ambition. So why do so many parents take the wheel? Estrela Founder, Kristina Dooley, joined Amy Seeley of Seeley Test Pros and Mike Bergin of TestBright on their podcast - "Tests and the Rest" - to explore the role of parents in the college process.
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Parenting Through College Rejection: A Parent Perspective

As a parent, there are few things worse than knowing your child has been rejected in some way. Whether the rejection comes from a person, a sports team, an audition, or a college, it cuts deep. In fact, we’re biologically programmed to protect our kids. Though, when it comes to college denials, your protection will look a little different.
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Spring Break Reading List for Parents of Teens

Whether your spring break plans have you hitting the road or staying at home, the Estrela team has put together a list of books for you to check out! From navigating the college search process to determining how to pay for it, we've got you covered with the options below. We've also included something inspirational to remind you that this process will be full of twists and turns BUT also very ...
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2021-2022 Common App Essay Prompts Announced

They're here! They're here! If you're like us you've been patiently waiting for the 2021-22 Common App Essay Prompts to be announced. The BIG NEWS is that there is a NEW prompt included this year: Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
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What to do While You Wait for Your College Admission Decisions

The perilous moment when your finger hovers over the “Submit” button has passed. College applications are in. Deadlines have come and gone (or will soon). Now what? We wait… And wait… No! There is much to be accomplished after “Submit.” Do not fall into the trap of “being done.” Instead, consider these tips for channeling any nervous energy while you wait for your college admission decisions.
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