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Choosing a college is an important - and exhaustive - endeavor. Here, we hope you will find helpful information to keep your family on track throughout the college search process.

Please explore our Parent Perspectives e-series. These messages are updates just for parents on financial aid, student life, academic programs and reminders about deadlines and events. Each issue of Parent Perspectives will be posted here. Want to be notified when the latest issue has been added? Sign up for our email alerts or follow us on Twitter.

Neil Castronovo

November 12, 2015
NEIL CASTRONOVO, Dean of Student Development and Counseling

Having been through the college search process with his two daughters, Neil Castronovo understands the time and energy you will invest throughout this process. To help you through this exciting time, Neil shares his unique insights and provides some helpful hints in "Parenting through the Process".


Kathy Murphy

October 22, 2015
KATHY MURPHY, Dean of Admissions

In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Assumption’s dean of admissions, Kathy Murphy shares with you some tips about the college application process. Kathy has over 30 years of experience reading applications and essays and offers a few insights. Learn more in "4 Tips for Parents in the Application Process".


Sara Port

September 24, 2015
SARA PORT, Director Of Visit Experiences

Fall has arrived and many college-bound seniors have narrowed down the list of schools to which they plan to apply and are strategizing how to prepare for this process.  Fall visits are an important component of the college decision making process.  Use campus visits to get a true sense of the college environment – this is the ideal opportunity to experience first hand how the community interacts with each other.  See 6 questions you should keep in mind during your visits in “Planning your college visit activities for fall.

Mike Perron

August 27, 2015
MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director Of Admissions

As your student gets ready to head back to school, you are probably gearing up for a year full of college search activity.  Did you know that your guidance office may be one of the most valuable resources to you in this process?  In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Mike Perron, former director of guidance at both Ashland and Sutton High Schools, offers 3 tips for working with your guidance office.


Brigid Sandstrom

July 10, 2015
BRIGID SANDSTRUM, Class of 2017 and Rome Campus Alumna

The summer months make us think about travel. Assumption’s campus in Rome, Italy, provides students with a unique study abroad experience. Assumption student, Brigid Sandstrum ’17, provides insights into her semester in Rome in the article “Study Abroad: Making the most of the undergraduate experience”.


Karen Amaral

June 18, 2015
KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management

In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Karen Amaral, parent of three college graduates (and a senior in high school) will provide tips for getting the most out of the summer before your student’s senior year. Read “3 tips to make the most of summer with your college-bound student.”