Welcome to Parent Perspectives!

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

Explore Our Parent Perspectives e-Series

We know what an important endeavor choosing a college is, 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 college search process. Topics include financial aid, student life, academic programs and reminders about deadlines and events to keep your college search on track. Each issue of Parent Perspectives is posted here.

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


Conway Campbell

April 20, 2019

CONWAY CAMPBELL, Dean of Students, shares some examples of how students can become a part of Assumption’s vibrant student life through the College's many clubs and organizations.

Student Life at Assumption College
Jennifer Morrison

March 19, 2019

JENNIFER MORRISON, Associate Dean for the First Year, discusses the transition from high school to college and how Assumption ensures that students have support throughout this process, starting from day one.

Easing the Transition from High School to College
Shannon Curtis

February 22, 2019

SHANNON CURTIS, Director of the Career Development and Internship Center at Assumption, discusses the unique career services programs the College offers its students.

Charting a Path to Success at Assumption and Beyond
Karen Pelletier

December 7, 2018

KAREN PELLETIER, Vice President of Operations and Director of Education and Workforce Development at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, shares why Worcester is the ideal city for college students.

Why Worcester Will Impact Your Student’s College Experience
Michael DiPiazza

November 6, 2018

MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission, shares some helpful tips as he understands and appreciates the time you have spent helping your student navigate the exciting, but often overwhelming, college search process.

5 Tips for Parents in the Application Process
Michael DiPiazza

October 12, 2018

MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission, recommends every family consider applying for financial aid, regardless of their financial situation, and so he shares some helpful tips on the process for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is the first step in applying for financial aid.

Guide to Beginning the Financial Aid Process
Jessica McCaughey

September 25, 2018

JESSICA MCCAUGHEY, Associate Director of Visit Experience, talks about how visiting college campuses is the ideal opportunity to determine which is the right fit for your student. A campus visit provides a true sense of the college’s environment; the relationship between students and faculty, the campus community, and facilities.

6 questions to keep in mind when planning your college visits
Mike Perron

August 31, 2018

MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director of Admission and a former high school counselor/guidance director for 35 years, provides some tips for utilizing your child’s School Counseling Office.

3 Tips for Working with Your School Counseling Office
Zachary Szymkowicz

July 20, 2018

ZACHARY SZYMKOWICZ, Class of 2017 and Study Abroad Alumnus, pursued the unique opportunity to study abroad through Assumption's Rome, Italy campus which is ranked as a Top 10 Study Abroad Program by Best College Reviews.

Study Abroad: Making the Most of the Undergraduate Experience
Karen Amaral

June 22, 2018

KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management and a parent of four children ages 20 to 30, has discovered some helpful tips that have made the summer before her children's senior year very productive.

3 Tips to Make the Most of Summer with your college-bound student