With college application deadlines rapidly approaching, here are some tips for parents coaching their teens through this stressful process:

1. Go on as many college tours as you can! It always helps to know all of your options before even applying.

2. Start Early. Set deadlines for your child to aim for to complete essays and ask for recommendations. The earlier you complete everything, the better!

3. Alert your child's high school that they applied to each school so they can send in the necessary transcripts.

4. Apply to a variety of safety schools and reach schools. You never know what may happen and it is always worth it to spend that extra application fee on a backup. 

5. Keep calm. Let your child know that they did their best!

For more tips visit: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/tips-for-preparing-your-college-application