Should Your Student Take a Year Off Before Graduate School? I remember when I started graduate school and on the first day of class, we were assigned to [...]
My Best Advice as a Parent Three times the charm. Well, I suppose that isn’t fair; all three of my kids are charming and adorable. The difference is tha [...]
What are your options? When I attended school back in 1979, my Dad had four of us in college at the same time. It was through student loans that my pare [...]
First Applicants Find Substantial Assets, of course! FAFSA is the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid but, based on how aid is distributed [...]
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HaveUHeard that once your child is 18, they are considered a legal adult? It was close to 10 p.m. when I received the call from my daughter, now a junio [...]
Four Rounds and you're IN!! I remember my daughters going through rush. The first one was convinced that her outfit selections were the reason she got d [...]
You'll Need to Do This. What is Entrance Counseling? In July of 2016, the U.S. Department of Education made it a requirement that, in order to have stud [...]
Ok, here you go on the big new adventure! Orientation and moving into a dorm. Here is what we’ve found to be the most helpful suggestions. Let us know if you have anything to add!
I didn't know, did you? Have U Heard was an idea born when our older kids were at the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida. As wo [...]
How To Use HaveUHeard You've landed on the best help for parents and students who attend one of our featured Florida Universities. We are IRL parents w [...]
One more thing to worry about, is the stuff safe? Right up there with the call from my college daughter that she lost her phone, keys, student ID, (fill in the blank)
Cash-Strapped Students Here is Your Answer My sister and I are daddy’s girls but not in the way you would think. We grew up playing sports and having hi [...]
It’s bound to happen. At some point, while our kids are at college, the phone will ring and suddenly our mature, independent college student will sound like a preschooler again. There is little worse than when they tell you how sick they feel and you are far away.
Almost as soon as the first acceptance to college came in, so did the idea of actually having to pay for their tuition and room and board. When they were small it was something we always envisioned we would do and planned accordingly.
This is not high school where a student can often coast by; succeeding at University level requires taking classes seriously. At the same time, there are many other opportunities to get involved and enjoy these four years including football games, Greek life, and outdoor activities.
Every school has some version of Family Weekend. This is a great time to see your student in their “natural habitat” on campus. You will see them in their new independent role and have the chance to meet some of their friends.
If there is a budget class, sign them up! I’m going to start with the dreaded comment starting “when I was in college, we didn’t have…” (insert teenager eye-roll here). All of us at HaveUHeard can say that we did not have computers, iPads, or cell phones to help us bank, and somehow, we managed to survive.
If you haven’t started dorm shopping for your incoming freshman yet, we are here to tell you that you probably shouldn’t bother. You see, our daughters have cleaned out just about every store and depleted us of our stack of Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons.
You Want to Do Something Nice If you’re like me, you talk to your mom about five times a day— no? Just me? Well, you probably at least talk to her once [...]
Get Them Something Practial Yet Fun When my older daughter graduated from high school, not only did she go to a lot of graduation parties, but she had a [...]
Top 7 Categories of What They Need! Back to school-college is the second biggest consumer spending season right behind winter holiday season. Parents ex [...]
Surprise Them With a Box of Love! Midterm and final exams can be some of the biggest stressors for your student. I typically do not get to speak to my d [...]
Finally, They Are Graduating! It seemed this day was always way off in the future, but it’s true; graduation is almost here. Many people, including Aunt [...]
Leaving On A Jet Plane? My daughter studied abroad for almost 10 weeks during the summer between her sophomore and junior year of college. I remember w [...]
Sent With Love As far back as I can remember we always celebrated Valentine’s Day; not in the religious sense; it was a tradition I grew up with and con [...]
And So the Story Goes... Winter break, visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, family time and maybe a family vacation; and having your student hom [...]
The Best Gift List! Oprah has her favorite things list; Ellen Degeneres has her 12 Days of Giveaways and now, HaveUHeard pulled together a list of the m [...]