Welcome to the website of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding’s (CPYU) College Transition Initiative (CTI). The launch of the CTI website was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

A note from CPYU President, Walt Mueller:

“The College Transition Initiative grew out of CPYU’s desire to help students make the most of their college years. Sadly, many of the stories I was hearing supported research indicating that high school students were not transitioning well to college. Many of those students were facing problems and issues that could have been avoided if they and their parents had taken time to be more prepared. I am confident that the resources provided by CTI prepares Christian students and parents to bring Glory to God during some of the most formative years of a young person’s life. I’m also excited about the role Derek Melleby plays as the Director of CTI. Derek knows college students and the difficulties they will face. He has a heart to see students and their families more spiritually prepared for life after high school.”