Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Packing & Preparing to Leave for College

College packing is just like any other major project. If you start early and do a little bit at a time, it doesn't need to be overwhelming.

Here are a couple of helpful resources that I found

Packing for College Checklist
on The Planning for College Destination (Copyright 2005 by Sallie Mae. All rights reserved.)

What to Pack for College- What to Bring and Not Bring
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And if you are just beginning the College Search and would like some assistance sorting through the options and maximizing your financial options, Lori McGlone of Coast to Coast Educational Consulting can help. Her business guides students through each stage of college planning-financial and admissions, individually adapting to meet the needs of all types of students.

For parents who are sending their kids off this year, Lori suggests encouraging students to engage in wellness activities, such as athletics or clubs, similar to what they were doing in high school, to help them build their social networks and relationships and feel connected to their school.

Talking to your children about how credit card companies will target college students with offers and try to get them to sign up for credit cards without their parents knowledge. This can be dangerous and expose kids to problems with debt which can be difficult to reverse. Openly discussing it and encouraging them to work with you if they are considering a need for credit can prevent many problems.

Contact Lori at or (716) 881-4296

For help with any organizing project, Simply E-mail or Call Linda! 716-631-5619