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Scholarship and Engagement in Education

Abstract

College admissions counselors are experiencing a new trend as the Millennial Generation is enrolling in universities nationwide. Parents now have a strong influence and input in their child’s college admissions process. This paper identifies the effects, both positive and negative, that students have experienced based on this latest trend. Studies have shown that the Millennial Generation is the most overprotected generation in history (LeMoyne & Buchanan, 2011). Students are asking for their parent’s advice and input on which major and institution to attend. At times parent involvement can lead students to emotional instability as they are facing their college and career lives. The author recommends new techniques that would allow Admissions Counselors to connect with students and their families.

 

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