In this follow-up to Prepped for Success: What Every Parent Should Know About the College Application Process, current and incoming undergraduates are provided a roadmap for navigating through the college maze. Using her own successes (and challenges) as a college student, as well as those of current and former students, Dr. Nicki Washington discusses topics and strategies that go far beyond the classroom, including:
• Dorm life and different types of roommates
• Money management
• Finding financial aid opportunities
• Maintaining physical and mental health
• Developing proper time-management and study skills
• Information for first-generation college students
Will everything go as planned? Probably not. Will there be bumps along the journey? Absolutely. However, Stay Prepped will help students minimize any stumbling blocks and maximize the potential for their college experience to truly be the best time of their lives.
Dr. Nicki Washington is a professor, author, and speaker. She earned her over $200,000 in scholarships and fellowships to pursue both undergraduate and graduate studies. Dr. Washington has received numerous awards for mentoring undergraduate students and preparing them for post-graduation careers and graduate school. She has been a featured guest on various television and radio shows, and invited speaker for organizations and events across the country dedicated to preparing for and succeeding in college, computer science, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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I wish this book was around when I was a college student. I happened to be referred to this book for my college sophomore. This has been a TREMENDOUS help in getting her adjusted to college life, and balancing not only the educational aspect, but also the financial and personal aspects as well. This book covers everything from money management, time management, balancing courses, searching for MORE financial aid, and being safe while away from home for the first time (which many of our college students need these days). Great book for any current or soon-to-be student and parent!