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Academic Advising in the First-Year of College: A Guide for Families

Virginia N. Gordon, Julie Levinson, and Tim Kirkner

Published in partnership with NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising
As the focus on college completion and gainful employment intensifies, the stakes for students entering higher education and the institutions that serve them have never been higher. Yet, new students and their families may not understand the value of an educational plan for helping them stay on track and achieve their goals.


Published: June 2020

Print price: $3 each or $200 for 100 copies

Ebook price: $2.00 each

A Guide for Families of Commuter Students:
Supporting Your Student's Success (Second Edition)

Cathie Hatch, Tracy L. Skipper, Jennifer Porter, Caitlin Herby

The latest collaboration between NODA and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, this brief guide aims to help family members prepare for the changes to come when students live off campus, with an eye toward continued understanding and support. It serves as a primer for student and family adjustment while also highlighting on-campus resources and answering questions about financial and privacy issues.


Published: October 2017

Print price: $3 each or $200 for 100 copies

Ebook price: $2.00 each

Navigating the First College Year:
A Guide for Parents and Families

Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan

Parents and family members play a critical role in the success of new college students, but those who never attended college or who have been away from it for a while may lack critical information about the purpose, goals, and structure of higher education today. This brief guide offers parents and families an overview of the college experience, especially in the first year, and suggests strategies for helping their students succeed. A glossary of key terms is included. Grounded in the student success research and practice literature, the guide is ideal for use in orientation programs, recruitment events, and family weekends.


Published: December 2014

Print price: $3.25 each or $225 for 100 copies

Ebook price: $2.00 each

Guia para los Padres de los Estudiantes de Primer Año

Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan

Diseñado para ayudar a los padres a comprender la naturaleza de la transición universitaria y ofrecer consejos para que la transición sea exitosa no solo para los estudiantes universitarios de primer año sino también para sus familias. La guía es un recurso ideal para los programas de orientación, los "fines de semana de los padres" y otros programas para padres.

Empowering Parents of First-Year College Students: A Guide for Success
Designed to help parents understand the nature of the college transition and offer tips to make that transition a successful one for not only the first-year college student but for their families as well, the guide is an ideal resource for orientation programs, parents' weekends, and other parent programs.


Published: May 2007

Cost: $3.00 or $2.00 each when purchased in sets of 100 copies

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