A Guide for Families of Commuter Students
Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
(100 Unit Sets)

Set: 978 1 942072 03 4 / $200.00  
Published: May 2014  

Publisher: National Resource Center for The First Year Experience
28 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

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Building on the popularity of Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, the National Resource Center and NODA present a new guide introducing families to the college experience -- this one focused on the unique concerns and needs of first-year commuter students. A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student's Success describes the transition to college from the perspective of the commuter student and offers guidance to families on helping students navigate the transition to college and succeed. Unique to this guide are graphic representations of work and school schedules and a glossary of college terms.

Table of Contents:
A Letter to Families
About this Guide
The Family Transition
Benefits of the College Experience
The Commuter Student
Role of Family Support
Experiences Designed to Ease the Transition to College
Academic Expectations The College Experience
College Adjustment
Strategies for Meeting College Expectations
Involvement on Campus
Campus Resources
The Road to Academic Success
College Finances
Privacy and Academic Records
Safety on Campus
Concluding thoughts
A Glossary of College Terms
About the Authors
About the Sponsoring Organizations



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