Welcome to Parent Perspectives!

Parent Perspectives is an e-newsletter series designed especially for parents of prospective students of Assumption University.

Explore Our Parent Perspectives e-Series

We know how important it is to choose the right university, and we are here to help and provide suggestions and guidance as you and your family embark on this new journey.

Within Parent Perspectives, you will find helpful information to keep your family on track throughout the search process. Topics include financial aid, student life, academic programs and reminders about deadlines and events to keep your college/university search on track. Each issue of Parent Perspectives is posted here.

This is an exciting time for you and your family as you look for your son or daughter's home for the next four years and we are honored to be sharing the journey with you!


Greg Weiner

April 28, 2022

Dr. GREG WEINER, Assumption's interim president, shares some final thoughts as the end of the academic year approaches.

A Message from Dr. Greg Weiner
Shannon Curtis

February 28, 2022

SHANNON CURTIS, senior director for career development and strategic initiatives at Assumption, discusses the unique career development opportunities the University offers its students.

Karen Pelletier

January 21, 2022

KAREN PELLETIER, executive vice president at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, shares why Worcester is the ideal city for college students.

Why Worcester Will Impact Your Child’s College Experience
shanell cartagena

December 7, 2021

SHANELL CARTAGENA DOPSON, director of undergraduate admission, shares some helpful tips as she understands and appreciates the time you have spent helping your child navigate the exciting, but often overwhelming, college search process.

5 Tips for Parents in the Application Process
Monica Blondin

November 18, 2021

MONICA M. BLONDIN, director of financial aid at Assumption University and former president of the Massachusetts Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), recommends every family consider applying for financial aid and shares some helpful tips on the process for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Guide to Beginning the Financial Aid Process
Jessica McCaughey

November 2, 2021

JESSICA MCCAUGHEY, Director of Recruitment, talks about how experiencing college campuses virtually or in person is the ideal opportunity to determine which is the right fit for your student - even during Covid-19.

How to Experience Colleges and Universities During Covid-19
Susan Scully-Hill

October 18, 2021

SUSAN SCULLY-HILL, director of the school counseling graduate program at Assumption University, provides some tips for effectively utilizing your child’s school counseling office.

3 Tips for Working with Your School Counseling Office
Hannah White

August 5, 2021

HANNAH WHITE, admission ambassador and valedictorian of the Class of 2021, pursued the unique opportunity to travel abroad and experience Assumption's Rome, Italy, campus which is ranked as a Top 10 Study Abroad Program by Best College Reviews.

Karen Stoyanoff

June 28, 2021

KAREN STOYANOFF ‘99, director of graduate admissions and parent to a college-bound son, shares some helpful tips for getting the most out of this summer as you search for colleges with your child.

3 Tips to Make the Most of Summer with Your College-Bound Student