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.

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

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

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

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”.





92% of first-year and sophomores work with the Career Development and Internship Center to create an action plan for the future72% of 2014 graduates who completed at least one internship while studying at Assumption99% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation