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Web Resources

Several other college counseling centers have created materials aimed at helping parents deal with their son's or daughter's transition to college. Follow the links below for more information:

Shenandoah University offers information on personal and academic transitions, as well as nine useful tips for parents of college students.

Parent Survival Guide

The University of Florida provides a list of basic tips on how parents can help their sons/daughters with the adjustment to college life.

20 Tips for the Families of All Students

The University of Texas offers a variety of useful suggestions for helping your child from a distance.

Information for Parents

An excellent resource page on a topic of concern to most parents with suggestions on how to obtain assistance if your child is involved in an alcohol incident.

What Parents Need to Know about College Drinking

SPEAK is New York State's program for suicide prevention and education. The SPEAK program is designed to help parents become familiar with the early warning signs that a student is in distress and to facilitate communication with your child.

SPEAK to Your Children in College

The Transitions to College brochure contains basic information for parents and students about the legal issues and planning needed for students with learning disabilities as they transition from high school to college.

Transition to College: Strategic Planning to Ensure Success for Students With Learning Disabilities [PDF]

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