Transition to College
7 Tips on How to be a Great College Parent
We like to think of it as College 101 - but really we do more to support college parents then just share articles. We are here to monitor the topics and themes of greatest interest to college students and their families and to help make sure that the investment your family is making in a higher education generates a great return for the life and career choice of your child. Keep these tips in mind and most of all keep a good sense of humor when dealing with your child. It often helps to share the warmth of a smile or laugh that only a supportive parent can give.
How Parents Can Help Make College Move-In Day A Success
Moving your student to college is often filled with stress, sweat and emotion. So being prepared is vital to making the most of this moment and leaving your student on campus both confident and secure.
Jed Foundation: Summer & Back To School Tips for College Students
Depending on when your school starts, you're probably weeks or maybe a short month from the start of classes. How do the college mental health experts at the Jed Foundation suggest that you spend those remaining days?
Why choosing a college may not be the most important decision you’ll ever make
(pic from flickr user Cindee Snider Re) If one were to perform an internet search on the importance of choosing a college, one would surely find an overwhelming amount of information stressing just how critical choosing 'the right college' is. A recent article featured on Huffington Post argues that, while still very important, the stress we place on choosing a college is at least slightly overstated.
Questions to Ask your Campus about Security
For a multitude of reasons, campus security is important both to college parents and college students. Knowing this, College Parents of America previously put together an article on how to navigate media articles on campus security, and key tools and how to evaluate campus security data.
New Mobile Apps Encourage Families to Plan for Higher Education
When should a family start planning and saving for higher education? Generally, families should start as early as possible, but some families need a bit of help. And, although parents often do a lot of the planning and saving, it might be beneficial to get the kids in on the act.
Why College Is Worth the Investment
We fundamentally believe in the value of higher education to advance the quality of the lives of the students, families and communities where they eventually serve.
Infographic – How Parents Feel About Their Children’s Transition to College
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.
The First Year is a Big Deal
Parents 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. In fact, according to the research by UCLA - 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.