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The following is a list of books that the University feels will help with the transition for you, as well as, your student through college.  They are full of useful information and helpful hints.  Happy reading!

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
By: Patricia Pasick
This book gives insight to parents from the last years of high school through the first years of college.

College of the Overwhelmed
By: Richard Kadison & Theresa DiGeronimo
The authors write about the increasing number of students with mental health issues.  It offers parents insight on how to deal with and continue supporting their student during the college years.

The College Woman's Handbook
By: Rachel Dobkin & Shana Sippy
This is a comprehensive handbook to assist women with the transition to college.  The tips will be helpful before and after they arrive to campus.

Don't Tell Me What to Do Just Send Money: Guide to the College Years
By:  Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller
This is an open and honest guide to the difficult task of changing the parent-child relationship.  The authors give you practical examples and ideas on how to handle issues as they arise.

In Addition to Tuition: The Parent's Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College
By: Marian Borden, et al.
This book gives a step-by-step guide to the important facts about the first year and the judgment calls that you and your student will face.

Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years
By: Karen Cobum & Madge Treger
This is a practical guide that focuses on parents' ability to let go and let their student grow.  It also gives hands on advice on what to do once the "drop-off" is complete.

A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen
By: Kaye McGarry
The author gives advice about campus life, time management, money management, and other things your student will face as they embark on the exciting challenge of college.

Straight Talk on College: An Employer's Perspective
By: Stephen Young
This book gives 100 tips on succeeding in college.  It informs a student how to build a strong college record, not just get a degree.

The Ultimate College Survival Guide
By: Janet Worthington & Ronald Farrar
Student will find this book helpful, as they navigate their first year of college.

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
By: Marjorie Savage
This will give parents insight on how to manage the "empty nest" and give practical advice on assisting your student in gaining their independence.

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