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Resources for SLU Families

Whether this is the first time you're sending a student off to college or the fifth, it can feel overwhelming to learn all the ins and outs of a new University setting. We've compiled a list of common Saint Louis University resources, as well as some books and websites that will help you support your student's experience like a pro.

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Additional Books and Websites

College Ready 2022 (Free Download)

Parents and families, we are pleased to provide you with a complimentary copy of College Ready 2022: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition.  

The book provides practical guidance on what should be done during the summer, during drop-off, and the entire school year. Chapters address top-of-mind concerns including packing, money, staying connected, promoting responsible independence, and supporting academic success.

Checklists are included so you don’t forget anything and don’t do things you shouldn’t! And the book is full of ideas on how to start those tough, but very much needed, conversations.  

Each chapter of College Ready 2022 is written by a university official, who works with families to enhance student success at the collegiate level.

To download your copy, please visit this site and at check-out enter the promo code:  Slu2022

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

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

When children leave for college, many parents feel uncertain about their shifting roles. By emphasizing the importance of being a mentor to your college student, "Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money" shows parents how to influence their college students while still supporting their independence.

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-reliance 

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-reliance 

By Brad Sachs

In today’s rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between financial and emotional dependence and autonomy. Drawing on Dr. Sachs' extensive clinical experience and his illuminating discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in their efforts to cultivate their young adult’s success and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships.

Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay off in Today's Market 

Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay off in Today's Market 

By David DeLong

Only about 50% of today’s college graduates are working in jobs that require a college degree. How do you make sure your college investment pays off? Can you imagine landing a great job after college? To succeed in today’s tough job market you must know what works—and what doesn’t.

CollegiateParent.com

CollegiateParent.com

CollegiateParent.com is passionate about education and helping parents and their students thrive during the college years. In everything we do, we aim to support the parent/student relationship and also to deepen the connection between families and the university’s community and resources.

College Parents of America

College Parents of America

College Parents of America’s mission to promote greater student achievement, while giving parents advice on how to best help their college students.