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What to Expect

When your son or daughter begins the journey that is college, he or she won't be the only one dealing with a wide range of emotions. Anticipation, anxiety, confusion and hope are all common feelings for parents, as well as students.

Your student will experience growing independence, knowledge in new areas and meet new people. But what does this mean to you as a parent? With a few simple reminders and an awareness of the changing situation, your child's college experience can be a positive situation for you as well.

It would be nearly impossible to describe all of the situations that could be encountered by both student and parents throughout a college career. Yet, with understanding and support parents can ensure that your child's college time is beneficial for all.

Adapted from the University of Delaware and the University of Alabama in Huntsville