Parents who never attended college are, in a way, “students” themselves in learning about the college environment. Read the following tips which comes from K. L. Coburn and M. L. Treeger’s 2003 book, "Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years."
This is the area of colleges that concentrate on student development and out-of-classroom experiences.
These offices provide valuable resources.
Your student should consider this office as a part of their “team” for success.
Expect the student to encounter several “identity” changes in the following areas:
Cultural and ethic
Spiritual and religious; and
Other individual challenges
Work on building the student’s confidence in both the academic and social environments on campus
Identify whom to go to for help as the key for eventual success in college
Anyone who is interested in information related to the success of first-generation college students should email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the UST First Generation College Student list-serve.