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Parents have an important role in the college admission process, and it's not just in writing the checks for the application fees or the housing deposits!

This is a critical bonding time with you and your child. No one knows your child better than you, so you'll know how much you need to push or reassure your child.

  • Many students need space to explore.

  • Others need lots of reminders.

  • Others need steady encouragement.

The trick for you is to find the balance.

We hope this information helps you and your child in the transition to Santa Monica College!