Each spring, high school juniors eagerly start their college search. Helicopter parents everywhere are putting on the pressure to find the perfect school, write the perfect college essays, and get perfect grades. While the Universal Application and the Common Application have made it easier for students to apply to more than one college through a single application, the stress is still compounded as individual colleges often require supplemental essays where students are expected to showcase their personality and life's achievements.
When does it all become too much? We took some time to interview Stacy Crooks, Director of the College Planning Center of Rhode Island, to answer five common questions about college planning.