The Pros and Cons of Colleges’ Parent Facebook Groups

By |2024-01-03T22:19:15+00:00January, 3, 2024|College Life, Transitioning to College|

Almost as soon as a student commits to attending a specific college, their parents will receive information about that university’s parent Facebook group. While the groups can provide valuable information on what to pack in addition to XL twin sheets and how much spending money a student needs per month, [...]

COVID’s Impact on Students’ Transition to College

By |2023-11-09T21:03:08+00:00November, 9, 2023|College and COVID-19, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

It has been nearly four years since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  Since then, considerable research has been conducted on the pandemic's impact on students, both in terms of academic performance and mental health.  In a previous blog post, we discussed how Covid resulted in learning loss and impeded students' development [...]

Parents: Empower Your College Student to Use Campus Resources and Services

By |2023-07-06T17:28:10+00:00July, 5, 2023|College Life, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Guest blog post by Beth Howland, College Student Success Coach As a parent, you probably are aware that a world of possibilities awaits your college-bound child. While it’s understandable that parents emphasize the importance of students embracing and making the most of opportunities, it’s equally important for students to understand [...]

Seniors: Get Ready for College This Summer

By |2023-04-30T21:52:51+00:00May, 3, 2023|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

If you're a high school senior, May is a very busy month: you're preparing for the end of the school year both academically (taking AP, IB, and final exams) and socially (going to prom and graduation and participating in other rituals/traditions).  Additionally, you've now decided which college you will attend.  [...]

COVID-Related Learning Loss: Implications for Colleges

By |2022-11-09T21:58:49+00:00November, 15, 2022|College and COVID-19, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

When I was a kid, I remember friends whose parents would pay them for every “A” on their report card. Others got special treats, like a trip to get ice cream or see a movie. The U.S., whose national report card came out last month, sadly isn’t eligible for any [...]

COVID-Related Learning Loss

By |2022-09-10T22:37:40+00:00September, 7, 2022|College and COVID-19, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Learning Loss. Academic Skills. Soft Skills. Read or listen to any mainstream news source and you’re likely to hear these phrases bandied about. What does it all mean? When K-12 schools and colleges shut down in March of 2020, many parents, students and educators thought they were getting an extended [...]

First-Year Seminars: Introducing Students to College Life

By |2023-02-10T16:25:24+00:00June, 28, 2022|Transitioning to College|

Guest blog post by Lindsey Duthrie, Academic Advisor During my training as an Academic Advisor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), I learned about the university’s Gateway Program Seminar, or GPS 1010.  This first-year seminar is required for all incoming UCCS students.   As an advisor, my role was [...]

ADHD and College: Making it Work

By |2021-08-25T12:58:40+00:00August, 25, 2021|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Guest blog post by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, ADHD Parent Coach and Teacher Consultant If you are concerned about your child’s ADHD and how they will perform in college, you are not alone. Whether your teen is about to start college or you are in the process of searching for the [...]

Gap Year Considerations in Light of COVID-19

By |2020-08-24T15:52:23+00:00May, 7, 2020|College and COVID-19, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships, Transitioning to College|

One of the most challenging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the amount of uncertainty surrounding it, and for high school seniors, one of the greatest areas of uncertainty is what college will look like this fall.  Although many colleges have announced that they intend to re-open their campuses in [...]

Parents: Help Your Kids Prepare for the Transition to College

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00August, 28, 2019|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Clothes and belongings have been packed.  Cars have been loaded up or suitcases have been checked.  Bed Bath and Beyond items have been ordered for pickup in cities and towns across America.  You know what this means: members of the high school class of 2019 have headed off to college.  [...]

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