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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

10 Things Your College Student Won't Tell You

It is September and millions of students are heading to college. Maybe you have a son or daughter who recently made the transition. Maybe you work at a college or university and wonder about what really goes on in the lives of students. has a very insightful article worth considering entitled, “10 Things Your College Student Won’t Tell You.” Drum role please… and here they are:

1. “Sure, I’ve cheated. Who hasn’t?”
2. “Everyone knows that ‘studying abroad’ is one big party.”
3. “I’d stay here forever if I could get you to pay for it.”
4. “College life can be hazardous to my health.”
5. “My resume isn’t the only thing I have posted on the Internet.”
6. “Just because I was a straight arrow in high school, doesn’t mean I will be in college.”
7. “My grades are none of your business.”
8. “I’ll do just about anything for money.”
9. “I’m up to my ears in credit card debt…”
10. “… so I’ll be moving back home after graduation.”

Each statement is backed up with statistics and stories, making it a helpful resource to have at your disposal as well as a good conversation starter to have with students and parents.

You can read the entire article here.


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