Picking a college used to be easier. There were fewer options and the most well known options were less competitive than they are today. They were also less pricey.
Because college options and prices have risen exponentially, parents need to be in on the decision. Maybe grandparents too. This may not be a popular notion with your teen who may feel that where he goes to college is his decision alone.
Teens are ill equipped to comprehend $100,000 (and up) price tags and the true consequences of choosing a college major.