One of the most important things parents can do to help their child be successful in college is help them be as prepared as possible. Here are a few resources that offer advice for what you and your student can do this summer to ease the transition to college:
“10 Ways to Prepare for Your Freshman Year of College”, US News and World Report
“Emotional Health & Your College Student: A Guide for Parents”, TransitionYear.org
“7 Things to Do Before Your Kid Goes to College”, Time Inc.
“Advice for parents: how to say goodbye when your child leaves home”, Guardian News and Media
“Tips for Students—And Their Parents—Navigating The Start Of College”, WBUR.org

For some tips about preparing for college regarding financial aid, see our other posts or visit our Student Financial Services website.

If you’d like to connect with other parents of future Cougs, join our Parents of Future WSU Students 2018 group on Facebook. This group will be active until the start of the fall 2018 semester. Find out how others are coping with the emotions, ask advice from parents who have gone through this before, share news about your Coug, and connect with the Cougar family!