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Checklist for Parents of Incoming Freshmen?

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Replies to: Checklist for Parents of Incoming Freshmen?

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,246 Senior Member
    edited April 2015
    Student should sign up for orientation. In some cases, the early dates mean earlier registration time for classes compared to frosh in later orientation dates.

    Before orientation, student should check what first semester courses are needed for his/her intended major(s).

    Before orientation, student should check placement guidelines for English, math, foreign language, etc. courses that s/he may take in college. If AP or IB credit is involved, it would be a good idea for him/her to try the old final exams of the courses that the AP or IB credit allows skipping.
  • gobluemom85gobluemom85 Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Find out if the school has a parents' office. They have a huge amount of information. Many have parents FaceBook pages too. You can get info specific to your school from parents who have recently been there. Another suggestion is to plan to do something nice for yourself in the first few days after drop off. :-) A lot of parents plan a side trip if the college is far from home.
  • paul2752paul2752 Registered User Posts: 5,089 Senior Member
    Immunization! Health insurance doesn't cover immunization in general, so either do it at the school or the county health department
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