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The Huffington Post Publishes Advice for First-Gen Families

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 11, 2015 12:14:45 PM

Dr. James T. Minor, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Postsecondary Education, compiled advice for parents and families of first-generation college students preparing for their freshman year.

Five Things Families of First-Generation College Students Need to Know

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, parents, education news

3 Tips for Navigating the Transition to College

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Sep 18, 2014 2:58:00 PM

I'm back with part two of tips to help you with your transition! If you haven’t already seen part one, it can be found here.

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, college readiness, Transfer students

4 Transition Tips for New College Students

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Sep 11, 2014 10:39:00 AM

As the summer draws to a close and you begin your first semester at your new school, there are a few items to consider in addition to your class schedule and moving into your new residence. No matter if your journey starts on the east coast, west coast, or in-between coasts, we have assembled a few universal tips for all new students starting at a four-year institution.

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, college readiness, Transfer students

10 Tips College Freshmen Should Know

Posted by Heather Reams on Aug 19, 2013 7:24:00 PM

Thousands of students are college bound this month, including many of our own Jack Kent Cooke Scholars. There is some interesting reading available about preparing for your college experience.  A recent article from U.S. News & World Report shared 10 tips that may help students as they transition from high school to college. We thought we'd share.

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Topics: Young Scholars, high school seniors, Tips, Scholars, students, college freshman

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