Junior Year Parent Questionnaire

Please complete the following questionnaire before your Junior College Advising meeting. Plan at least 30 minutes to complete each form. Once you submit the form, it is sent to Carol Ryan, Director of College Advising. Once both forms are completed, please contact College Advising to set up your family meeting.

We realize the questionnaire is lengthy and detailed, but these questions are designed to help USJ's College Advising Office know your son or daughter better so that we may guide you as you begin to build a list of colleges to explore. A well thought-out questionnaire provides the best material to support your child's letter of recommendation, so please allow ample time to provide genuine and insightful responses. There are not responses that you "should" give--the best responses are the ones that reflect YOUR student's personality and views!

Parent Name
E-Mail Address
Student Name

1. What are your child’s natural strengths and talents, and as a result of those strengths, which areas of study do you feel he or she should possibly consider?

2. What are your son or daughter’s chief personal and academic weaknesses?

3. How do you feel about your son or daughter’s current college list?  Are there any additional universities that you wish he or she would consider?

4. Describe characteristics or aspects that would make a "perfect college fit" for your son or daughter.

5. What areas of growth have you observed in your son or daughter over the past few years?

6. Are there any special circumstances I should be aware of during your son or daughter’s college search?


7. Parent Insight Letter: You have every reason to be completely partial and biased toward your son or daughter—Please share characteristics and qualities your son or daughter possesses and what make them special.  Please support your letter with examples and anecdotes.