Roundup of Helpful Posts for the Summer Transitions
There’s lots for college parents to think about and do in the summer. Summer often becomes a time of transition. Perhaps your student has just graduated from high school and will be heading to college for the first time in the fall, or perhaps your student has completed college and is looking ahead to graduate school or early career. Your responsibilities and interests as a college parent will change as your student’s stages and needs change.
But this is still early summer. There’s time for all of the transition work ahead. Your high school student may not have graduated yet, or has just graduated. Your college student has only recently graduated. There’s time as the summer progresses for additional things to consider, but we’d like to suggest a few things to get you started with the summer season. As you enter those “lazy, hazy days” of summer, here are some college parent articles to get you thinking about the changes ahead.
For parents of students heading off to college in the fall:
- Why Summer Orientation is Important for Your College Freshman
- College Parent Orientation: A Key Beginning
- Why Doesn’t My College Freshman Want to Attend Orientation?
- What is a College Summer Bridge Program?
- The Problem With College Placement Exams
- Can a College Revoke My Student’s Admission?
- First Year Seminar: Your College Student’s First Step Into College
- Summer Homework for College Parents
- Is Your Student Heading to College for the Right Reasons?
- Summer Preparations for Your College Student’s Transition to Freshman Year
- Why Has My First-Year College Student Been Assigned Summer Reading?
For parents of the newly graduated:
- Eight Factors That Will Help Your Student Land a Job and Build a Career
- Boomerang Kids: When Your College Student or College Graduate Moves Back Home
- When Graduation Means a Move Back Home
- What Do Employers Want from Your College Student? A Liberal Education
- How Does Your College Student Feel About His First Job?
- Encourage Your College Student to Join a Professional Association
- Recommended Reading for College Graduates
- Reading List: When Your College Student Graduates