First Year College Experience Data Report

This resource reports the findings of foundational research about the transition from high school to college undertaken by The Jed Foundation in partnership with Jordan Porco Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and conducted by Harris Poll. Some of the key findings of this research with 1,502 first-year college students in the U.S. include: 60% of those surveyed wished they had received more emotional preparation for college; 87% said more emphasis was placed on academic rather than emotional preparation for college; and 50% reported feeling “stressed” most or all of the time during their first term in college.

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JED/WebMD Preparing for College Special Report

This special WebMD website, created in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), features Set to Go materials on mental health and preparing for college. The website includes information on a WebMD survey of 700 parents and guardians of high school students and a Medscape survey of 500 health care professionals, including pediatricians, psychiatrists, and psychologists. The website also includes original video content, including first-year college students discussing their transition process and some of the challenges they faced as well as expert advice on how to support teens during this critical transition.

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Set to Go College Action Card

This action card helps incoming college students get Set to Go for the experience ahead! Replete with information about how to look after emotional well-being during this important transition, the action card directs students to helpful tips and resources from Set to Go. This is a great tool for colleges and universities to distribute to all incoming students.

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