New Year, New Adjustments

The new school year began on August 24, and we are thrilled at how our university has grown. Georgia State University welcomed 3,800 incoming freshmen this semester. This is a record-breaking freshman class with a high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.42, and the highest ACT scores of any freshman class in the university’s history. Even with these high accolades, the first six weeks of college can be a challenging time for new students, as well as their parents and families. Each new school year finds students and parents adjusting to new responsibilities, new experiences and new freedoms. The adjustment from high school to college is a stressful time for all. A parent of a new college student will feel mixed feelings of joy, sorrow, pride and loss. The parent’s responsibility is to adjust into being the student’s mentor, supporter, and encourager. We hope you will consider joining the Parents Association to remain actively involved with your child as they journey through their college experience. Parent Relations looks forward to hearing from you and providing you resources to direct your student to the appropriate resources for assistance.
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