Recommended Books and Websites

Books for Parents of College-Bound Students

Suggested by the National Association for College Admission Counseling

  • Letting Go:  A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
  • When Your Kid Goes to College, by Carol Barkin
  • Almost Grown:  Launching Your Child From High School to College, by Patricia Pasick
  • Empty Nest, Full Heart:  The Journey from Home to College, by Andrea Van Steenhouse
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money:  The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
  • Campus Daze, by George Gibbs
  • The College Guide for Parents, by Charles Shield

Websites of Interest

  • College Parents of America, non-profit organization representing families of college students
  • The College Board has advice and information for students and families about college success and financial aid
  • Minnesota Online  gateway to online education from MN State Colleges and Universities system
  • Minnesota Transfer  information on how students can transfer credits between Minnesota institutions
  • Career Voyages  government site, provides information on high growth, in demand occupations and skills/education needed
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook career information on skills/education requirements and salary estimates
  • Beloit Mindset provides interesting insights on what today's college students have and have not experienced in their lifetime