Dark Winter Arches

We can take some of the anxiety out of the process.

Dear Parent,

As a parent who has survived the college search process (twice), it has been so fun for me to listen to my colleagues talk about their challenges in getting their kids engaged in finding their college home.  It should make you feel better to know that even though we work in this business, our kids don’t listen to our amazingly helpful advice about college any more than your child probably listens to yours.

You know what I am talking about.  Visit, apply early, ask for your recommendations, know your deadlines, visit again, and on and on.  You will be happy to know that even though my boys did not exactly follow my advice, they are now proud graduates of the University of St. Thomas and working in their chosen fields.  Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

If you and your family have this all figured out, we applaud you.  If not, we want to help you get the process going. Check out the resources and tools we’ve provided below.

Our goal is to make sure that all students find the right college home and we hope that this information will not only help you do that but also take some of the anxiety out of the process.

We are always here to help in any way we can.  Just let us know.


Marla Friederichs
Associate Vice President, Admissions and Financial Aid
Mom of Sam, UST ’07 and Jake, UST ’09
(651) 962-6150 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6150

Resources and Tools:

Find Your Fit Worksheet
Countdown to College Timeline
Why Choose UST
Scholarship Searches
Net Price Calculator


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