Additional Sources

The following websites are independent resources which you may find helpful. While the Residence Life Office does not endorse these sites, you may find the information useful as your student becomes a member of the SMSU community.

Searching for, Applying for, and Financing a College Education:

(www.collegeboard.org) - The College Board administers such programs as the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). This site has information specifically for parents about searching for a college, applying, and then finances.

US Department of Education:

(www.students.gov) - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Provides access to several different government information sites and lists resources for financial concerns, student career planning, and study abroad. The Parents' guide link may be of particular interest.

Making the Most of College:

(http://collegiateway.org/parents-students/)

Preparing Your Child for College:

(http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/)

Internet Safety Awareness:

(http://www.ncpc.org/topics/internet-safety) - The internet is increasingly becoming a hazardous place for children, teens, and adults alike. Credit card fraud and identity theft are only two of a number of concerns surrounding colleges students who use the web. This site offers information on the risks that are inherently present as your child “surfs” the net.

College Parents of America:

(www.collegeparents.org) - "What is College Parents of America? College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare and put their children through college easily, economically and safely. Today, college parents represent an estimated 12 million households. An additional 24 million households are currently saving and otherwise preparing children for college. CPA is a resource, an advisor and an advocate working on behalf of these millions of families."

The Parent Connection:

(https://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources) - Information for parents on alcohol and other drug prevention from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition:

(www.sc.edu/fye/) lots of other FYE resource information

Health-Related Resources:

(www.westfield.ma.edu/student-life/counseling-center/health-lifestyle-related-resources) - A great site for getting information about all sorts of topics that are especially relevant for college students

College Times:

(www.nytimes.com/college/index.html) - A section of the NY Times Online. If you haven't accessed the NY Times site before, you will have to register and establish a password. It's free and full of great information for both students and parents.

Res Life.net:

(www.reslife.net) - An online resource providing information on college and university residence life and housing that invites you to check out their college related articles plus a host of subscription services designed to help meet the needs of students and their parents.

Last Modified: 6/26/17 6:08 PM