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.

Conway Campbell

April 10, 2015
CONWAY CAMPBELL, Dean of Campus Life

Assumption encourages each student to take an active role in campus life through participation in one or more of our many clubs and organizations. In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Assumption’s Dean of Campus Life will share some examples of how students can become a part of Assumption’s vibrant student life. Learn more about "Student Life at Assumption".


Dr. Jennifer Morrison

March 3, 2015
DR. JENNIFER MORRISON, Associate Dean for the First Year

Assumption’s well-established network of programs, faculty advisors and staff ensure that our students have support throughout in the transition from high school to college. Associate Dean for the First Year, Dr. Jennifer Morrison, explains Assumption’s approach to helping first-year students acclimate to life on campus. Read more in “Easing the Transition from High School to College”.


Nikki DiOrio

February 19, 2015
NIKKI DIORIO, Director of the Career Development & Internship Center

At Assumption, we are dedicated to positioning your child for success by getting him/her on the right path, right away.  In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Nikki DiOrio, Director of the Career Development & Internship Center, discusses the unique career services programs we have developed for Assumption students.  Learn more in "Charting a path to success at Assumption and beyond".


William Smith

January 14, 2015
WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

The FAFSA deadline of February 15 is quickly approaching. In this issue of Parent Perspectives, William Smith provides tips on filing the FAFSA online, explains the Student Aid Report (SAR) and outlines important dates and deadlines. Read more about "Taking the Next Steps in the Financial Aid Process". 


William Smith

December 18, 2014
WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

The financial aid process can be overwhelming. In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Assumption's Director of Financial Aid, William Smith, offers tips to get started on the process before January 1. Learn more in "Guide to Beginning the Financial Aid Process".


Neil Castronovo

November 24, 2014
NEIL CASTRONOVO, Dean of Student Development and Counseling

As the director of Assumption’s counseling center and the parent of two recent college graduates, Neil offers some helpful tips as you continue through the college search process. Read more about “Parenting through the Process”.



Kathy Murphy

October 16, 2014
KATHY MURPHY, Dean of Admissions

In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Assumption’s dean, Kathy Murphy shares with you some tips about the college application process. Kathy has over 30 years of experience reading applications and essays and offers a few insights. Learn more in "4 Tips for Parents in the Application Process".


Sara Port

September 22, 2014
SARA PORT, Director of Visit Experiences

The fall will be 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. Read “Planning your college visit activities for fall” to learn more about  the different types of campus visits available during the fall so that you can begin to plan which type may be best for your family.


Mike Perron

August 18, 2014
MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director of Admissions

Did you know that your high school guidance office may be one of the most valuable resources to you in the college search process?  In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Mike Perron, former director of guidance at both Ashland and Sutton High Schools, offers "3 tips for working with your guidance office".



Karen Amaral

July 24, 2014
KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management

In this issue of Parent Perspectives, Karen Amaral, parent of three college graduates (and one more just beginning the search), will provide tips for getting the most out of the summer before your child’s senior year of high school. Read “3 tips to make the most of summer with your college-bound student”.