Let’s be honest. Choosing a college is a big decision with lots of factors to consider. Parents can help.
Welcome parents! The time has come — your child is nearing graduation and is looking at potential colleges. Choosing and applying to colleges can be a daunting task for both students and parents, but at VCU we hope to make it as simple as possible and — dare we say — an enjoyable experience.
Below you’ll find a list of resources to help you learn about VCU and the unique opportunities and experiences it can offer your student. There’s also a useful checklist of what you can do to help your student stay on track throughout the college search and application process, as well as a list of suggested readings.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions. Thank you for supporting your student, and we hope you’ll have fun getting to know VCU together!
Checklist of things to do during your student’s junior/senior years in high school
Bane Woodacre, M. E., and Bane, S. (2006). I’ll Miss You Too. An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.
Coburn, K. L., and Treeger, M. L. (2009). Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years. 5th ed. New York: Harper.
Delahunty, J. (2010). I’m Going to College — Not You! Surviving the College Search with Your Child. New York: St. Martin’s.
Hofer, B. K. and Moore, A.S. (2010). The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up. New York: Simon & Schuster.