School Supplies Checklist for College

The school year is coming to an end or has already ended. Do you know what that means? It means it will soon be time to prepare for back to school shopping. This may or may not be your child’s first year of college. If it is his or her first year, things have probably changed since you went to college. Many expenses are involved in having a college-age student. Remember to try and help your child to plan for and budget for unexpected expenses. 123Ink.ca carries many if not all, the items on this generic school supply checklist for college:

Calendar or Planner to keep track of assignments (this may be digital as well)

Colored Pencils

Markers

Pencils

Pencil sharpener

Erasers

Pens (all different colors come in handy for study notes)

White out

Index cards

Stapler and staples

Staple remover

3-Hole Punch

Paper clips

Highlighters

Whiteboard

Whiteboard markers

Bulletin board

Tacks

Sharpies

Sticky notes

Pencil case

File folders

Filing cabinet

Coil-bound Notebooks

Three-ring binders (some lists will specify the size)

Subject dividers

Paper and/or loose-leaf

Report folders

Duo-tangs

Page protectors

Calculator

USB drive or Flash drive

Computer/laptop/tablet and accessories (mouse, charging cord etc.)

External hard drive

Headset

Printer

Printer ink

Printer paper (colored and white)

Printer table or stand It takes a lot to send a child off to college! You and your child will probably add or take away from the list to suit your child’s needs. Check your child’s student admissions packet for additional information or call the admissions office if you have any questions. Don’t forget to add things your child needs for his or her dorm room or apartment. Setting up a dorm room or an apartment is a big milestone in any child’s life. Enjoy sending your child off to college! Happy back to school shopping!

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