Parents Now Get Themselves Involved in Graduate Admissions, Too

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

Thomas Rock (right), an admissions officer at Columbia U.’s Teachers College, has fielded more than a few queries from parents about their adult child’s graduate-school application. Here he talks with a new student at an orientation session.
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Michele R. Mahoney, assistant director of graduate admissions at Wheelock College, was startled to hear an applicant's father on the other end of the line.

She had left a message for his son, an applicant to the master's-degree program in social...

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