College Counseling Services for Parents

The parent role in the college search process is one of support and encouragement. As wise sounding boards and advice-givers, parents, along with other advisors, are the supporting cast. There will come a time in the process where parents will need to let go without bowing out. Until then, parents will need to assist the students with open-mindedness, intelligence, honesty and a sense of humor. The process can include stress and disappointment. Parents should be emotional resources that provide positive reinforcement and comfort. This time of self discovery, individuation, and learning how to make complex decisions that have long-term consequences in a mature and methodical manner is what you have been preparing your student for their entire life. With your support and active participation the college search and selection process will be a positive and growth enhancing endeavor that you and your student can share and remember forever.

Services

Financial Aid Information

Indiana Career Explorer

College Application Procedures

College Planning Checklist – Juniors

College Planning Checklist – Seniors

Helpful Websites

Colleges Attended by Alumni

Video presentation on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

School Profile: Class of 2017

Download the Class of 2017 school profile.

Contact Information:

Jim Patterson
Associate Director of College Counseling & Alumni Affairs
765-285-7322

Karen Workman
College Counseling Center Assistant
765-285-8317

Office fax: 765-285-9044

https://academy.bsu.edu/counseling/parents/