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Webinar: Parents' Guide to College Admissions

Patty Lindley

Published on: December 10, 2012

College admissions office signParents’ Guide to College Admissions

The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College AdmissionsJ.D. Rothman, author of The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

College admissions rates of 6% Kids applying to 32 colleges? Sixteen-year-olds with more impressive resumes than Fortune 500 CEOs? Has the nation lost its mind?

Why yes, it has! The college admissions process now sucks approximately 1250% more time, money, and psychic energy than it did when today's parents were going through the same process. Emmy-winning television writer and celebrated blogger ( J.D. Rothman talks to ParentMap about the anxiety-ridden quest to find the right college for your teen, delivering her signature wallop of humor and insight.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • College admissions timeline for neurotic parents
  • Pop quiz: Are you a neurotic parent?
  • Marketing and branding your kid: Does it work?
  • Essential insights into the admissions essay
  • Other strategies for helicoptering, hot-housing and micromanaging
J.D. Rothman

About J.D. Rothman
J.D. Rothman, a former instructor of remedial freshman composition, is an Emmy-winning television writer, children’s media producer, and lyricist. A resident of Santa Monica, California, she is the writer of, a favorite blog of exhausted admissions counselors and sanity-seeking parents across the country. The Neurotic Parent blog was previously excerpted in the anthology I’m Going to College — Not You! (St. Martin’s Press). Rothman prepared for none of her careers in college.



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