College Adjustment Guides

Bradbury-Haehl, N. & McGarvey, B. (2011). The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between.  This guide takes a spiritual/ethical perspective to address many common issues faced during the first year, including social struggles, academic problems, alcohol/drug decisions, and emotional difficulties.

Cohen, H. (2011).  The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College.  Covers topics such as homesickness, roommate problems, social life, academics, and alcohol/drug use.

Frandsen, B. R. (1991). Where's Dad Now That I Need Him? This book contains useful suggestions and hints on solving everyday problems commonly associated with things “Dads” usually fix.

Frandsen, K. J., Frandsen, K. P., & Frandsen, B. R. (1991). Where's Mom Now That I Need Her?  This binder-format book offers a collection of hints on grocery shopping, laundry/stain removal, first aid, nutrition, and more, plus great recipes for quick, easy-to-prepare meals.

Grayson, P. A. & Meilman, P. W. (1999).  Beating the College Blues (2nd Edition).  New York: A question and answer guide to all areas of college life, including fitting in, studying, dealing with family, and coping with anxiety/depression.

Harrison, H.H. (2008).  1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: (Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start).  This amusing guide focuses mainly on academic issues, but it also covers social and emotional problems.

Hefferon, S. (2011).  The Skinny on Your First Year in College.  This brief book addresses many relevant issues, including social relationships, academics, stress management, and getting involved on campus.

Leibow, D. (2010).  What to Do When College Is Not the Best Time of Your Life.   Covers difficult issues that might arise, including academic problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and alcohol/drug use.

Linnell, J. (2009).  Off to College: Now What? a Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College.  Addresses all aspects of college life; includes indexes with several helpful checklists (e.g., a packing checklist).

Scott, S., Allen, N., & Settle, A. (2012).  Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got: Making a Living; Making a Life.  Real students offer suggestions and tips for things like taking online courses, transferring, partying, meeting others, and dating.

Smith, F. & Smith, M.J. (2006).  The Smart Student's Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, and the College Cafeteria.  Provides vital information for staying healthy in college, addressing everything from sleep to stress management.

Students Helping Students (2005).  Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life-and Land on Your Feet.  Written by students, this guide offers advice for making the transition from home, balancing school and social activities, and other aspects of college life.