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First-Year Prep
  • A student heading off to college changes the family dynamic for everyone. It’s an exciting time that comes with a fair share of challenges for parents, students and siblings.

    Embracing the change and heading into the adventure together can lead to a more rewarding college experience and a new perspective on the relationships in your family.

    Making the Transition

    The parent/student relationship often changes during college. It becomes an adult-to-adult relationship instead of an adult-child relationship. Parents need to trust their students. You prepared them to become adults, now the rest is up to them. 

    Parents should: 

    • Let go. Give your child space to grow, let them make mistakes and experience their own successes and failures.
       
    • Seek support from other parents who are going through the same transition.
       

    Parent Resources

    What to Expect
    FERPA
    Financial Aid
    Your Student's First Year
    Academics and Your Student
    Managing Money
    Career Choices
    Code of Conduct and Judicial Issues
     Fall 2014 Parent Post Newsletter
     Parent FAQ