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Welcome, Parents!

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.

April 20, 2017

In this last issue of the Parent Perspectives series, Assumption President Francesco Cesareo, Ph.D., shares some final thoughts as you near the end of the college selection journey. Read A Message from Assumption’s President.


April 6, 2017

The final months of high school are often seen as a time of looking back on four years of friendship and memories as seniors anticipate graduation. But it’s also a time when important decisions are made about the future. Many factors are weighed when considering a college: the quality of academic programs, study abroad opportunities (did you know that Assumption has a campus in Rome that's ranked Top Ten in the nation?) and the quality of student life. Learn more from Dean Conway Campbell about Student Life at Assumption.

March 10, 2017
DR. JENNIFER MORRISON, Associate Dean for the First Year 

The transition from high school to college is an exciting time that can also present challenges for many students. Assumption’s well-established network of programs, faculty advisors and staff ensures that our students have support throughout this process, starting from day one.  Learn more in Easing the Transition from High School to College. 


February 23, 2017
SHANNON CURTIS, Interim Director of the Career Development & Internship Center

The Career Development & Internship Center at Assumption College works to prepare students for life after college. In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Shannon Curtis discusses the CDIC and how we prepare students to succeed.  Read more in Charting a path to success at Assumption and beyond.

December 8, 2016
CHRISTINA ANDREOLI, Vice President of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Director of Discover Central Massachusetts

When searching for a college, your student will consider many options as they decide which institution is right for them. In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Christina Andreoli discusses the importance of location in your student’s college choice. Read the Top 3 Reasons Worcester Will Impact Your Student's College Experience.

November 10, 2016
MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment

Having met with hundreds of prospective college students and their families during my career, I understand and appreciate the time you have spent helping your student navigate the exciting, but often overwhelming, college search process. Learn more in Five Tips for Parents in the Application Process


October 27, 2016
DR. WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

Autumn is here and soon the holidays will be as well. Now is a great time to get started on the next steps in the financial aid process. Learn about filing your FAFSA online, the Student Aid Report (SAR), and see an outline of important dates and deadlines in "Taking the Next Steps in the Financial Aid Process."

October 13, 2016
SARA PORT, Director of Visit Experiences

The Fall is a very busy time for your family. It's an ideal time to visit colleges - classes are back in session, and you can get a genuine feel for the community now that students and faculty are back on campus. 

See 6 questions you should keep in mind during your visits in "Planning your college visit activities for fall."

September 15, 2016
DR. WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

Assumption College is committed to helping you and your family through the financial aid process. The first step: understand your options. Financial aid packages can include scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Read our "Guide to Starting the Financial Aid Process"

Mike PerronSeptember 2, 2016
MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director of Admissions

As a former high school counselor/guidance director for 35 years, I'd like to provide you and your family with some tips for utilizing your child's high school guidance office. Read "3 Tips for Working with your Guidance Office"


Zachary SzymkowiczJuly 14, 2016

The summer months make us think about travel. Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, provides students with a unique study abroad experience. Assumption student, Zack Szymkowicz, provides insights into his semester in Rome in the article "Study Abroad: Making the most of the undergraduate experience."


June 20, 2016
KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management

As an Enrollment Management professional and a parent of four children ages 18 to 28, our family has discovered some helpful tips that have made the summer before our children’s senior year very productive. Check out my 3 Tips to Make the Most of Summer with your college-bound student.