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Does Your College Student Need a Fresh Start for Second Semester?

For many new college students, the first semester of college presents a challenge – and not just inside the classroom.  The transition to college is exciting; but it can be stressful and difficult for many students.  The second semester of college provides its own challenges as well, but both students and parents may be unprepared for them.

Whether your student had a wonderful first semester, or struggled, the second semester can be a time to make a fresh start – to improve upon the first semester or to upgrade a good college experience to a new level.

Students begin the second semester of college with a semester’s experience and college knowledge behind them, but they may not be sure how to make the most of their experiences. Your student may need some help making this new start.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your student had a coach to make this journey through the second semester along with your student?

At College Parent Central, we are committed to not only helping you, as a college parent, navigate the college experience and support your student, but also to helping your student as well.  Our subscription newsletter for second semester students, appropriately called FreshStart! is designed specifically for students as they build on their experiences in the first semester.

Whether your student needs to turn around a poor semester or simply build on a strong foundation, FreshStart! can help.

Each newsletter covers basics such as time management, study skills, campus involvement and relationships with faculty members, and also helps students build on leadership opportunities, career exploration, adding value to college experiences, and how to prepare for the transition to sophomore year.  We provide tips, suggestions, and sometimes those important gentle reminders of things to do to make the most of current opportunities.

To register your student to receive FreshStart!, visit our FreshStart! page to learn more about our newsletter.  It’s a bit like providing an academic coaching session for your student each week.

Subscriptions are now open and the spring series begins January 18, 2015.

Whether or not you choose to sign your student up to receive FreshStart! be sure to have a conversation with your student about taking advantage of the new beginning that a second semester provides.

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