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 supplies 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. carries many if not all, the items on this generic school supplies checklist for college:

Back to School Deal Check List
Back to School Deal Check List

School Supplies Checklist for College

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

Colored Pencils



Pencil sharpener


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


Index cards

Stapler and staples

Staple remover

3-Hole Punch

Paper clips



Whiteboard markers

Bulletin board



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


Page protectors


USB drive or Flash drive

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

External hard drive



ink Cartridges

Copy 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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