8 episodes

Attending college in the Fall of 2020 will be unlike any year before. And for parents of college students, the run-up to the beginning of school will be filled with more than the usual uncertainty, anxiety, and tough decisions. Each episode of “College Ready 2020” will help parents of college students prepare for the logistical challenges and the emotional rollercoaster ahead, whether or not their student is going to college for the first time or returning for their senior year.
To get us ready, we will speak with professionals from leading colleges and universities around the country who are members of Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP).
Hosted by Andrea McCarren.

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Attending college in the Fall of 2020 will be unlike any year before. And for parents of college students, the run-up to the beginning of school will be filled with more than the usual uncertainty, anxiety, and tough decisions. Each episode of “College Ready 2020” will help parents of college students prepare for the logistical challenges and the emotional rollercoaster ahead, whether or not their student is going to college for the first time or returning for their senior year.
To get us ready, we will speak with professionals from leading colleges and universities around the country who are members of Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP).
Hosted by Andrea McCarren.

    Move-In Day & Saying Goodbye

    Move-In Day & Saying Goodbye

    In this episode, our host Andrea McCarren explores how parents can prepare for the emotionally charged experience of college drop-off day. Guests include Ben Williams, Assistant Director of Parent and Family Engagement at Georgia State University and Angelica McLean, Assistant Director for Parent and Family Programs at Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis.

    • 36 min
    Buying and Packing in the Time of COVID-19

    Buying and Packing in the Time of COVID-19

    In this episode, our host Andrea McCarren explores how parents can prepare for buying and packing in the event that their student will be living on campus this fall. Guests include Whitney White, who is Director of Parent and Family Programs at the University of Cincinnati, and Janice Nikkel, who is the Director of Parent and Family Network at Trinity Western University.

    • 21 min
    Social Life

    Social Life

    In this episode, our host Andrea McCarren explores how parents and their students can get on the same page regarding their student’s college social life. Guests include Angelica McLean, Assistant Director for Parent and Family Programs at Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, and Dr. Betsy Chapman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Family Communications at Wake Forest University.

    • 40 min
    Money Management

    Money Management

    In this episode we explore ways that parents and children can work together to make the financial transition to college as stress free as possible. Guests include Dr. Betsy Chapman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Family Communications at Wake Forest University, and Justin Inscoe, Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs at UNC Chapel Hill.

    • 36 min
    Academic Expectations

    Academic Expectations

    In this episode we explore how college students and their parents can get on the same page regarding their expectations for academic achievement. Guests include Kristin Austin, Senior Director of New Student Programs at West Chester University, and Justin Inscoe, Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs at the UNC Chapel Hill.

    • 38 min
    Remote Learning

    Remote Learning

    This episode covers remote learning, the challenges it presents to both college students and their families, and the best approaches for achieving optimal results in a remote learning situation. Guests include Janice Nikkel, Director, Parent Family Network at Trinity Western University and Whitney White, Director of Parent and Family Programs at the University of Cincinnati. 

    • 28 min

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