Most students picture opening the envelope or their email, and finding the announcement of their admission to the college of their choice: the ultimate fulfillment of their dreams as a high school student. In general, I find students don’t think much beyond this moment, aside from imagining how great college will be. (For the record, college is pretty great!) Most parents, however, realize that this celebratory moment is just the beginning. The transition to college is really exciting on paper, but it is also one of the most challenging moments in the life of a student and her family.
The College Transition for Parents
Parents, as you try to help your student with the transition to college, you must first and foremost be aware of how different college is from when you attended. Technology, specifically the internet, has dramatically changed how students and parents conduct business with the school.