Penn Parents Council Top Ten List:
What we wish we knew
1 EXPECTATIONS: College is a time of
transition for your student and your family.
Talk openly about what it means for your child
to be away at school: How many times a week do
you want to talk on the phone? Will you set a budget
for spending money? What are the expectations,
on both sides?
2 GRADES: Your A+ student will probably get lower grades
in a few courses, and that is normal! Penn students are the
best of the best in high school, but they might have academic
challenges in college. Remind your student that no one is
perfect all the time, and sometimes the greatest learning
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