The transition to college can be a daunting experience for students and their families. Many high school students begin college with no clear idea of what to expect. The Madeleine Jude Brown Foundation has created a manual to help guide high school students through the transition to college. Making the Jump to College was written by students who realized that a basic guide would have come in handy for them. Full of practical advice and sensitive encouragement, the manual explores the aspects of college that are most demanding, including: time management, academic decisions, social life, extracurricular opportunities, financial matters and emotional health. Testimonials from current and recently graduated students illustrate the challenges that face college students and strategies that can be used to successfully navigate the new terrain.