It is important to set expectations with your student each semester. This helps to proactively prevent any confusion. Key areas that are important to discuss are grades, schedule course load, and involvement opportunities. When setting expectations, keep the following things in mind:
- Be realistic. If your student was a B student in high school, it is not likely they will earn a 4.0 each semester – especially their first semester.
- Be adventurous. This is important when thinking of extracurricular activities. Auburn has over 500 student organizations; encourage your student to try something new!
- Be consistent. Get in the routine of setting expectations each semester. This should become a consistent process for you and your student.