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Countdown to College (The Essential Steps to Your Child's Successful Launch)

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After all the testing and touring and applying, your child has been accepted to college. Congratulations! Now what?

Every new student grapples with making a successful transition to college—with remaining healthy, happy, grounded, and in school. Indeed, the national statistics are sobering: One in three freshmen will not come back for sophomore year, and less than 50 percent will graduate on time. A student’s adjustment is key, especially during the period starting with the lazy summer months before move-in and ending at the dizzying close of a student’s first semester. Distilling lessons and sharing stories (some cautionary, some entertaining, all helpful) from her long college advisory career, three-time Ivy League dean Monique Rinere presents a unique month-by-month road map to a college experience that is rich, rewarding, and successful for teens and parents alike. Taking parents from the moment the acceptances arrive to the end of the first college semester, her expert advice covers:

• assessing the right fit among your child’s options: who and what to ask to get the real scoop on campus and academic life
• understanding actual costs: considering hidden expenses, financial-aid and scholarship fine print, loans, and work-study opportunities
• parenting through the senior slump so that students don’t jeopardize their hard-won college spot
• talking to your child about freshman culture shock and their new freedoms around parties, food, finances, and sleep
• what your child needs to know about working with an academic advisor, interacting with professors, and creating their own community of advisors
• how to help your rising freshman create a conceptual bridge from what they are, a graduating high school senior, to what they want to be, a college alum
• time-management and class-scheduling tips to help your child pick an appropriate class (and extracurricular) load
• advice for parents facing the emptying nest: letting go of your anxieties about your child’s autonomy and seizing this opportunity to reinvent your life in new and intentional ways

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Monique Rinere
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    272
    Publisher:
    Random House Publishing Group (March 5, 2019)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781524799311
    ISBN-10:
    1524799319
    Weight:
    6.8oz
    Dimensions:
    5.1" x 8" x 0.6"
    Case Pack:
    24
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_full_active_D20191201T141604_5038108-20191201.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    List Price:
    $17.00
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    $12.58
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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