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08/01/2020
If your child is starting college in the fall, chances are they are very excited for their first day. To get them as prepared as possible for a successful first year, use the summer to get ready.

Easy Ways for Students to Prepare for the Start of College

Getting into college may have been the hard part, but that's not quite where it ends. For students who are eagerly awaiting the fall because it means that start of their first year of college, there's still more prep that needs to get done. Encourage your child to use their summer before college wisely so that they're as prepared as possible.

Keep Track of Dates

College applications may have involved some pretty specific dates and deadlines, so you may expect your child to be an expert at keeping track of these sorts of things by now. The reality is that they very likely still need some help. Once your college has been accepted to a school and they have committed to it, there are still more dates to keep track of. Encourage your child to keep a calendar dedicated to keeping track of these dates. From orientation to move-in day, there may be quite a few dates to write down, so work with them.

Start Summer Homework

It's very likely that your child will have homework to complete even before their first day of classes. It's not uncommon for professors to assign summer homework or summer reading for some classes. If your child registered for classes only to discover they already have some homework, it's best to get started right away. Find out what books your child needs to complete this work and purchase them right away. The sooner they start, the faster they'll get it done so that they can start college on the right foot.

Get to Know Your Child's Roommate

If your child will be living on campus and will be sharing a room with a roommate they don't know, they should get in contact with this roomie during the summer months. They should receive some information about their roommate during the summer so that they can get in contact. Encourage your child to connect with them so that move-in day is more comfortable On top of this, they can also decide what they want for their room and who will take what. Help your child keep up with their academics by enrolling them in tutoring in Long Grove. Check out the academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Long Grove IL to find the right one for your child. You can learn all about these by giving their learning center a call at (847) 383- 5654.

Purchase Your Child's Textbooks

Something your child may not be used to is having to purchase books for school. This is something they'll have to get used to because they'll be doing it every semester. If your child already knows what books they'll need for some of their classes, help them find these books and order them. Since textbooks can be very pricey, it's also a good idea to show them some ways to look for bargains on these. This can help them save quite a bit during their years of school.

Do Some College Shopping

One of the things your child may be looking forward to is doing some college shopping, especially if they're getting ready to move into the dorms. They'll need a few new things to survive freshman year in the dorms, so take them shopping. Be sure to create a shopping list first that includes essentials, like a shower caddy, toiletries, bedding, closet hangers, etc. They may also want to get some fun things to decorate their room and personalize their space.

Continue Looking for Scholarships

Finally, college is expensive so it's never a bad idea to look for scholarships. Just because they already got into college, it doesn't mean they have to stop looking for these opportunities. In fact, your child will likely have more free time over the summer to apply for scholarships. They can use their free time to fill out applications, write essays, and head to interviews, all of which can prove to be a huge help during the school year.

Academic Tutoring in Long Grove, IL

Enrolling your child in tutoring in Long Grove can ensure they stay on the right academic track. The academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Long Grove can be just what your child needs to succeed. To learn more about these, contact their learning center at (847) 383-5654. Be sure to ask about your free diagnostic assessment!

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