Academic Advising in the First Year of College

A Guide for Families
Paperback: 9781889271941 / $3.00
Multiple copy pack: 9781942072041 / $200.00
E-Book (ePub): 9781942072508 / $2.00
Published: June 2020

30 pp., 5.5" x 8.5"
Language: English

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. They may have even less knowledge about how to create one. This brief guide focuses on the role of academic advisors in helping students chart a course for success and suggests how parents and family members can be partners in the journey. A glossary of key terms and list of frequently asked questions help demystify the college experience and highlight the many purposes of the academic advising relationship. A particularly useful resource for the families of first-generation college students and ideal for distribution at recruitment events, orientation, or parent and family programs.

$2.00 each when purchased in multiple copy pack of 100.

Table of Contents:

Academic Advising as a Foundation for College Success

Transition Into College Life

Educational Planning and Program Completion

The College Major

The First Academic Term

Academic Engagement in the First Year and Beyond

The Major–Career Connection

Last Word

Frequently Asked Questions

A Glossary of College Terms


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