Resources for Parents

There are some great resources available for parents who are sending their children off to college for the first time.


  • How to Survive Your Freshman Year by Mark W. Bernstein (Editor)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide by Carol Barkin
  • Navigating Your Freshman Year by Allison Lombardo
  • The Best 351 Colleges (2004 Edition) by Robert Franek
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson
  • Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, Third Edition by Karen Levin Coburn


U.S. Department of Education's "Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents":

U.S. Department of Education's "Getting Ready for College Early":

The College Board's Resources for Parents:,,703-0-0-0,00.html

"College is Possible" by the American Council on Education: