College life

After all the hard work and preparation, your student has made it to the first day of classes. Every student’s experience is different, and it can be hard to know what to expect. We have information and advice to help with the transition.


Your college packing list

Your packing list for college

Figuring out what to pack for college is always a challenge. That’s why we’re sharing our essential packing list so your student is fully prepared.

Let's get packing

How to take notes in college

How to take notes in college

Share these tips with your student on how to become a noteworthy note-taker.

Take note

College Move-in Day

Here’s how to rock college move-in day

Your student is about to move into their residence hall. Help them get their room ready so they can hit the ground running.

Let's get moving

Student Mental Health

Caring for your student's mental health

College students can be particularly susceptible to mental health challenges. It's okay to have concerns about student mental health. Find out the signs and how you can help your student if they are suffering.

How to help

Top financial aid questions and answers

Top financial aid questions and answers

Financial aid can be a tough road to navigate, but we’ve got answers to some of the most-asked financial aid questions.

I want answers

What you should know about college

What you should know about college

Your student will learn a lot in college. But they also have a lot to learn before they go to college. Find out what they need to know.

I want college tips

COVID19 College Campus Safety

Campus safety during COVID-19

Find out some of the ways colleges are keeping students safe and healthy in the wake of COVID-19.

Safety first

Resume Building Guide

Resume building guide

Help your student gain an edge when it comes to building their resume. Use this free tool.


How to make a resume shine

Skills for College Success

15 skills for college success

Is your student really ready to succeed in college? Check out this list for valuable college success skills.


Get the list

Virtual classrooms

Steps to digital learning success

As many colleges and universities move to digital formats, we offer tips for your student to succeed in their remote classes. 

Let’s go digital

Gap year

Taking a college gap year

So your student wants to take a gap year — here’s the inside scoop on what that’s all about, and how it can benefit your student. 

Plan a gap year


Yes, mentoring is still a thing

Here’s why it’s a good idea for your student to find a mentor in high school and college.


How to mentor up

College after COVID-19

College and the COVID-19 pandemic

Listen to a group of esteemed university leaders answer some questions about what we might expect for the fall 2020 semester.

Listen now

Going to Graduate School

Why to consider graduate school

Four reasons why your student should consider graduate school.


Grad-u-what school?

Embracing Diversity

One big mosaic: Embracing diversity

Part two of our diversity series shows us that embracing diversity can mean swallowing the fear of not being accepted by others based on differences.

The same, but different

Transferring to a different university

Transferring to a different university

Everything you need to know about the transfer process, whether your student is in their first year of college or a senior.

Considering a transfer?

College classrooms

What do college classrooms look like?

College classrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Students learn in traditional lecture halls, outdoors and in professionally simulated environments.

Explore college classrooms

Campus diversity

One big mosaic: Diversity on college campuses

A diverse college campus means students have a range of countries of origin, cultural and ethnic identities, religious beliefs, income levels and political affiliations.

Why diversity is valuable

Family Weekend

What is Family Weekend?

Bridge the gap between a student’s college experience and family time at family weekend.


What’s it like?

Student productivity

How your student can become more productive

Let’s explore the science of productivity with AsapSCIENCE.

Increase productivity

Student away from home

How to support your student from afar

Keep in touch with your student and help them manage homesickness. Here's how.

I want to be supportive

Getting a job

No job experience. No job?

Showing job experience when your student has never had a job. How to help your student get the edge needed to find and land their first real job.

Get hired

Student success

Helping your student think their way to success

When it comes to personal growth, knowing that they can improve is key to student success.

Success ahead

Time management

How to help your student improve their time management skills

Avoiding common pitfalls to improve time management skills.

Learn better skills

Studying abroad

Why your student should consider studying abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing experience. It’s a great way for your student to see the world and experience new cultures.

Consider this

College relationships

Why college relationships matter

Discover what matters most when it comes to success and well-being in life.

Tell me more

First semester of college

What your student should do to prepare for their first semester of college

This seven-item action plan will help your student be as prepared as possible for their college adventure.

Great, seven is my lucky number

Career goals

Talking to your student about career goals

Students should start building an amazing resume sooner rather than later.


Student tax filing information

Filing taxes for college students

Is your student a dependent according to the IRS? Find out here.


How do I know?

Setting goals

Ready, set, goal!

Discover how to help your student achieve their goals. We’ll help you simplify the process.

Let’s begin the goal setting fun

College summer break

Helping your student choose their summer break adventure

Summer break ideas to help your student make the most of their free time by working toward their future while still having fun.

Plan a summer adventure

Identity theft

Guard against identity theft

Identity theft and corporate breaches continue to make the news. Make sure your student is informed about how to stay protected from hackers.

Stop ID theft

Changes in college student

How to deal with changes in your college student

College will inevitably change your student in a variety of ways. These changes might be welcome changes or they could be drastic, less desirable ones.

Tell me how to deal

Dealing with anxiety

How to deal with anxiety when your child goes to college

It’s not uncommon at all to feel sad or anxious when your child leaves for college. Here’s how to approach this change.


College life

What parents should know about college life

We’ve all been there. Needs change as your child grows. So what does parenting a college student look and feel like. We asked a parent of four college students.

What should I know

Best Used Cars

Best used cars for college students

If you're thinking about buying a car for your college student. Consider the cars on our best used cars for college students list.

Let's go!