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College Freshman Survival

College Freshman Survival Guide

Give your student a head start on success in college. Our highly acclaimed College Freshman Survival Guide videos are now available with a click of the mouse. First released as a DVD titled “College the Big Change”, the program is just a download away. Five of the original 38 video chapters are free. To order and download the remaining 33 video chapters and related materials for just $19.95, visit our Store.

See the Video Table of Contents to find out what issues we cover. Your student will learn a new way to read, how to write better papers, what to listen for during lecture, how to take better notes, how to study, how to take college tests — essay, multiple-choice, math and science exams, etc.

These fast-paced, MTV-style videos are loaded with great advice from more than twenty educators and dozens of successful college students. Five universities gave a copy to every freshman. It’s that good.

Make good use of the free Parents’ Guide and Troubleshooting Checklist which will help you and your student make the most of the videos.

Parents should also make sure to visit our Blog. It focuses on a wide range of academic subjects plus financial issues including car and health insurance. And don’t miss our Health Insurance video.

Sign up for our Parenting Your College Freshman E-newsletter. It focuses on long-distance parenting and the emotional roller coaster ride parents experience, especially during the first year.

Finally, visit our College Dangers section to get the facts on drinking and drug abuse on campus. There’s a message to give your student. Find out what it is.

John Spiropoulos, author

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College Is One Big Party, Right?

If that's what you think, think again!

  • 3 ouf of 4 college freshmen "party" five hours or less per week.
  • 46.4% of college students don't drink or have just one drink- per week.
  • 2 out of 3 have five or fewer drinks or none at all - per week.
  • 8 out of 10 don't use illegal drugs.
  • 99.5% don't use Ecstasy.
  • 99.0% don't use hallucinogens.

Don't be pressured into drinking or doing drugs because you think everyone else is. They're not! Learn more.