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Parent Information

Did you know that young adults seek career advice and approval most often from their parents?  Take a look at some of the information below to see  how you can best support your student.

Parent Information:

Understanding the Differences Between High School and College:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.  Parents of non-minor students do not have access to student records, except when written permission is received from the student.

For more information please visit the Department of Education’s FERPA Page.

Books for Parents of College Students

  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Coburn and Treeger
  • Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money:  The Essential Parenting Guide to College Years, by Johnson and Schelhas-Miller
  • You’re on Your Own But I’m Here if You Need Me, by Marjorie Savage
  • Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, by Mullendore
  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experiences, by MacKay and Ingram

Resources for Undocumented Students


Last modified on May 24, 2018