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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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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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Jasmine's Take: 10 Gifts Every College Student Wants

As the holiday season approaches and many students start to return home for an extended break, parents might be wondering what on Earth to get their students for the holidays. Here are ten items that nearly any college student will love, from practical to sentimental to fun!
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Our College Reading List: 5 Book Recommendations for Parents and Teens

August is here! Time for the big send-off! Parents and students: you are all probably feeling excited for what the next 4 years will hold, and anxious about getting everything done and ready for the big day. Hopefully you are feeling well prepared and confident in where you’ll be headed! However, if you’re looking for some last minute reassurance on if you've selected the right school, or that ...
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5 Tips for Parents with Students Heading To College

Lara Poulios July 17, 2019 parent tips
My youngest child recently graduated from high school, so I have spent some time this summer considering the advice that I would like to impart upon him and the other families that I’ve had the pleasure to work with as they begin their college journeys.   After careful consideration, my advice is this:
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