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The Princeton Review College Companion: Real Students, True Stories, Good Advice

By Melanie and Joseph C. Sponholz

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"You've been accepted to college and people are telling you that it's going to be great. Well, it is. However, you probably have some questions about your first year of school: How do you balance your schoolwork, job, sports, and social life? Should you join a fraternity/sorority? How do you open a bank account and balance your checkbook? The College Companion is here to help. Joe and Melanie Sponholz, two real graduates from two very different colleges, get you the inside scoop. And helping them out are the more than 56,000 students who have responded to The Princeton Review's annual campus surveys.

"Inside you'll find: -- Handy alternatives to killing your roommate -- Suggestions for fitting all your stuff into a tiny dorm room -- Study techniques, exam strategies, and paper-writing wisdom -- Answers to questions on choosing a major -- Everything you want to know about the social life but were afraid to ask (including drinking, dating, sex, and Greek life). What can you learn from the experiences of other students? Lots. We'll help make sure your freshman year is (as everyone will tell you) 'one of the best years of your life.'"

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The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience (For You and Your Child)

By Harlan Cohen

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"If your child is beginning life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...

"But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.

The Summer Before
• What, when, and how to prepare
• The emotional roller coaster

Paying the Bills
• Financial aid tricks and tips
• Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs

Calling, Texting, and Facebooking
• New ways to keep in touch
• How much is too much

The First Few Months
• Move-in, roommates, and homesickness
• What not to do when you're missing them

To A or Not to B
• Professors, grades, and actually going to class
• When to step in (and when not to)

Keeping Them Safe
• Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing
• Knowing your campus support resources

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Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years

By Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

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"For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years-from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information.

"When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students-and for parents? What is different about today's college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?"

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Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

By Helen E. Johnson, Christine Schelhas-Miller

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"Parents--
Does your daughter call home in tears over the latest 'crisis,' leaving you feeling helpless and concerned? Is your son confused about his major?

"When children leave for college many parents feel uncertain about their shifting role. By emphasizing the importance of being a mentor, Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money shows that parents may have lost control over their college student, but they haven't lost influence. Brimming with humorous case examples and realistic dialogues, this comprehensive guide covers the fundamental college issues, including:
Preparing for College: what to bring, how to stay in touch, and how to handle money * Adjusting Socially: roommates, stress, time management, and Greek life * The Search for Identity: intimate relationships, choosing a major, and lifestyle and value decisions * Handling Crises: depression, drug and alcohol abuse, dropping out, and eating disorders * Postgraduate Choices: job hunting, internships, and graduate schools"

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Beating the College Blues

By Paul A. Grayson, Philip W. Meilman

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Because not all of the challenges of college life are academic, Beating the College Blues helps readers identify, explore, and cope with pitfalls of college life. Completely updated and expanded throughout, topics covered include study habits; changing family relationships; sex, date rape, and sexual harassment; dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress; pressures to use alcohol and drugs; and eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia.

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