When your student was in high school, she probably received what may have felt like an overwhelming amount of recruiting material from colleges. Some may have come in the physical mail, and much of it may have come electronically. Whatever its form, it just kept coming.
Now that your student has been accepted to college, has paid the deposit at her chosen school, and is about to head to college in a few short weeks, there is a new flood of information arriving – and this flood may make the earlier information seem like a mere trickle. And there is an important difference this time: this information is crucial and should be carefully read and considered.
Lots of summer information
Although some of the summer information arriving from your student’s new college may come in hard copy through the mail, much of it will come electronically. And the information that arrives electronically will be sent to your student, not to you. It will most likely arrive at your student’s new college e-mail address, so it is important that she make sure that she sets that up as soon as the college gives her the log-in information. Be sure to ask her whether she’s done that.