Back-To-School Essentials for College-Bound Students
The beginning of a new school year is quickly approaching and it is the job of every parent to make sure that their children are equipped with everything they need to make this school year a great one. No matter what your situation is at home, you must always remember that the education of your child is nothing to be taken lightly. Cooperation and coordination with your co-parent is a must during this important time. Each level of education requires your child to have different tools to learn and study with, so be sure to check out our personal back-to-school checklists based on these different education levels. For children entering college for the first time or continuing college we highly recommend the following products for a successful school year!
The Essentials List for the College-Bound Student
Many high school graduates celebrate their recent accomplishment by having a graduation party and invite their friends and family. This is a good way to throw a little extra cash in your pocket but don’t get too attached to this extra money, college requires students to make some major purchases, not to mention the sometimes outrageous tuition costs. Here are some of the essentials that your child will need to bring to campus.
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop
Apple has been leading the pack with essential tools and resources for students. The new generation of the MacBook Pro is powerful enough to handle anything that the professors might throw at your students. With Apple’s recent launch of the Mac App Store, your child can find countless tools to help their productivity or even games to play in their free time. With the MacBook Pro’s sleek and stylish design your child will want to show it off everywhere they go! Check out the new Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop for yourself!
Microsoft Office for Home and Student 2011
Microsoft Office is still the standard on most college campuses across the country. Don’t let your student get left behind with inferior tools, equip them with the powerful and widely accepted Microsoft Office Suite! Included in the package are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Xcel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, all of which will be frequently needed for your child’s homework and assignments. Two versions are available, Microsoft Office for Mac and Microsoft Office for Windows.
Apple iPod Touch 8 GB
The newest generation of the Apple iPod Touch is just like having all of your entertainment and productivity at your fingertips. This handy little device is Wi-Fi enabled which means that your child can take the Internet with them around campus wherever they get a connection. With the app and iTunes stores your child can have all of the music, games, and productivity apps to get them through their day. Check out the latest model of the Apple iPod Touch 8 GB.
Dorm Room Essentials
Now we’re getting down to the basics for your child’s everyday life at college. There are a number of things that will help to make that tiny dorm room into a home. Check out the OurFamilyWizard list below and follow each link to find what you’re looking for!
- Cuisinart Microwave
- Black & Decker Handheld Vacuum
- Twin XL Memory Foam Mattress Pad
- Sanyo Mini Refrigerator
- Whitmor Collapsible Laundry Hamper
- Globe Energy Saving Desk Lamp
Now that your child has everything they need to make their dorm room a home, it’s time to actually start thinking about school. Even though class may not be on the top of your child’s mind at this point, they still need to be prepared for the long nights of cramming for a test. Check out the OurFamilyWizard list below and follow each link to find what you’re looking for!
- Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator
- Mead Five Star Notebooks
- BIC Mechanical Pencils
- BIC Ball Pens
- Swingline Limited Edition Stapler