We have a continuing theme regarding the first year experience of college students that we are exploring. 

Most families we speak with share with us the anxiety about this transition.   The reality is that families of new college students recognize that the transition to college is a BIG deal.   The transition is a major life event for both students and the family. 

Our last post reported research by UCLA – that about 25% of freshmen students do not progress successfully to become sophomores. 

Despite the efforts of so many people to select, enroll and pay for that freshmen year, many students do not overcome the obstacles they face in their new environment.  

This infographic by Sallie Mae – How America Pays for College Report, contains some additional insights about the support of college parents.  Look particularly at the expectations by college families about the behavior of their students.