Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)


This video pamphlet collection, Understanding Issues Related to Today’s College Student, was compiled and produced by graduate students enrolled in CNS577 (Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals; Spring 2010). The videos are designed to bring awareness, propose implications, and offer helpful advice regarding a variety of issues that could impact the emotional, physical and mental well-being of today’s college student.
These videos cover an array of topics that will give you a sense of the many challenges facing life as a college student today. Our hope is that these videos can serve as a practical resource for college-bound high school students, current college students, parents and guardians, concerned friends, higher education professionals and others who desire information to provide awareness and offer assistance to those in need.
The project can also be accessed at


The transition from high school to college can be a challenging time for some students. Feelings of loneliness, being homesick, and being anxious about starting a new chapter in life are common emotions a transitioning college student may have. Solid preparation and mental foresight can prove to be useful in making for a successful transition to college from high school. Often times the new college atmosphere is too much for some students to handle, so it is encouraged that future college students learn all they can before this transition begins.


Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Transitioning to College.wmv (27402 kB)
Transitioning to College video