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HARLAN COHEN
AMERICA’S #1 COLLEGE LIFE EXPERT
HELPS YOU MAKE THE LEAP TO
LIFE IN COLLEGE
   
AN ONLINE PROGRAM TO HELP YOU
PREPARE, PLAN, AND NAVIGATE YOUR
FIRST YEAR IN COLLEGE…

As Seen On TV and In Print:

THIS IS WHY I CREATED BEST FIRST YEAR… 


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BEST FIRST YEAR 2022

Best First Year consists of 8 lessons and with over 50 videos. Each lesson includes 4 to 10 short videos digging deeper into each lesson topic.  There are also accompanying exercises to help prepare, plan, and navigate all the changes ahead.  These are the same videos and exercises used in high school and college classrooms around the world.  In addition to all the videos, you will also have access to all WEBINAR REPLAYS and LIVE Q&A sessions with Harlan Cohen. 

BEST FIRST YEAR LESSONS
LESSON 1: INTRO TO COLLEGE (5 videos)
>  PLAY SAMPLE VIDEO: The Three Ps
LESSON 2: THE FIRST FEW MONTHS (8 videos)
LESSON 3: CAMPUS LIVING (11 videos)
LESSON 4 : LIFE INSIDE THE CLASSROOM (7 videos)
LESSON 5: FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE (4 videos)
LESSON 6: DATING & RELATIONSHIPS (12 videos)
LESSON 7: COLLEGE AFTER DARK (4 videos & webinar)
LESSON 8: FINANCES (8 Videos & webinar)

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MY PASSION IS HELPING…

I’m Harlan Cohen and I’m the New York Times bestselling author of the #1 book on college life, a syndicated advice columnist, and a speaker who has visited over 500 high school and college campuses (watch TEDx talk here). I help students and parents get comfortable with the uncomfortable. This all started during my first year in college. I graduated from a top high school, but was totally unprepared for life in college. I struggled to find my people. I didn’t know how to find my places. I got impatient and felt totally lost.  Eventually, I transferred.  It cost me time, money, energy, and emotions I didn’t need to spend.  I soon realized that I wasn’t alone. Over the past 20 years, the problems haven’t changed —  it’s students’ ability to cope with them.  But it doesn’t need to be this way. That’s why I created Best First Year.

 

 

MY BOOKS: The Naked Roommate is the #1 book on college life (1 million+ copies in print). It’s used as a textbook in high school and college classrooms around the world. The Naked Roommate for Parents Only is the go-to-book for parents and is recommended by top institutions.  The Naked Roommate’s First Year Survival Workbook is used in high school and college classrooms to help students prepare, plan, and navigate all the changes ahead.

Harlan’s newest book is WIN or LEARN: The Naked Truth about Turning Every Rejection Into Your Ultimate Success.  This growth mindset book is being used as a common read on many college campuses. This fresh approach to risk-taking introduces readers to a Win or Learn framework that reduces fear and alleviates anxiety.  Harlan helps readers set goals, navigating obstacles, and learn how to embrace all possible outcomes. There’s no such thing as failing with this approach. Either you win or you learn.  


FACT: Millions of students will struggle their first year college and most have no idea it will happen to them.

 

FACTS & STATS:

  • Approximately 1 in 4 first year college students will NOT return to the same school 
  • 66% of first year students admit feeling homesick or lonely
  • 36.7 % of college students report feeling so depressed “it was difficult to function”
  • 53.4% of ALL college students admitted feeling hopeless over the past 12 months
  • Most students DO NOT graduate in 4 years (costing $70K+ college costs + lost income)

(Source: HERI data and ACHA-NCHA assessment)

BEST FIRST YEAR saves time, energy, and money. 
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truggling, searching for answers, and transferring is time consuming, exhausting, and expensive.

BEST FIRST YEAR INCLUDES ACCESS TO ALL LIVE ONLINE EVENTS AND REPLAYS

ONLINE EVENT: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning (for students and parents)

COLLEGE SEARCH & SELECTION: Harlan breaks down college search & selection while delivering a new approach that simplifies the process and empowers students to make the best college choice. Oh, and he removes a lot of the stress and anxiety.  This workshop is for students and their parents. > All-Access Pass Required

ONLINE EVENT: 17 Things You Need to Do Before Going to College

COLLEGE LIFE: It’s everything they never tell students about life in college.  AND it’s the most important stuff.  Harlan gives student (and parents) tips, strategies, and advice to prepare and plan for everything and anything in college. Students and parents are welcome.   > All-Access Pass Required

ONLINE EVENT: 7 MONEY MUST DOs for Students and Their Parents

FINANCES: Harlan’s going to help you save now, spend less, and graduate with no BIG financial surprises.  No one likes financial surprises (unless it’s winning the lottery).  > All-Access Pass Required

ONLINE EVENT: Five Simple Rules For Parents of College Students

PARENTING: Harlan helps parents know what’s coming and how to be the best partner during the college years.  Parents are more involved and need to know more.   > WATCH REPLAY

WIN OR LEARN: How to , regardless of the score

WIN OR LEARN LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: What’s do you want to happen this year in college?  What makes you uncomfortable? Who are you people? Where are your places? How long will it take to get there? Harlan delivers a step-by-step approach to help you set goals, take action, and move forward with confidence and clarity, regardless of the outcome.   Get access to the same leadership workshop Harlan presents to students, parents, and professionals.  > All-Access Pass Required

BONUS CONTENT THAT COMES WITH YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS…

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BONUS: LIVE Q & A Online Event w/Harlan

Join Harlan for virtual online events in 2022.  Harlan will address college search, selection, and college transition. This Q&A is designed to answer all your questions and concerns in a smaller setting. 

WEBINARS: Get Access to Harlan's LIVE and RECORDED webinars

Use these fact-packed events to prepare, plan, and navigate life in college. Available 24/7. 

BONUS: Workbook Exercises, Roommate Contract, Resources

Get exercises to videos, exercises, and activities available from Harlan’s institutional first year success program (distributed by Kaplan Test Prep).  This is the only place for students and parents to get access to these awesome resources.

ALL-ACCESS PASS IS FOR…

High School & College Students

Eager, excited, and sometimes anxious students heading to college

Parents

Caring and concerned parents who want their kids to be their best

Counselors & Educators

Counselors and educators who work with high school or college students

“BestFirstYear.com helps students and parents navigate the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic changes ahead. It’s everything you need to know to help get comfortable with the uncomfortable and have the best first year in college.”  

– Harlan Cohen

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