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Many institutions offer parent orientation sessions designed to help you support your child with post-secondary planning, the application process, and ongoing success - check one out!
Parents Can Help
- Do brainstorm ideas and questions about program options.
- Don't do the research required to learn about program options.
- Do offer encouragement through the application process
- Don't complete the application for them.
- Do discuss plans for financing their education.
- Don't prepare their budget or application for funding.
- Do brainstorm questions in advance of an advising appointment.
- Don't attend the advising appointment.
- Do discuss course registration and selection.
- Don't register for them.
- Do offer advice about how to approach an instructor or professor concerning a specific issue.
- Don't contact the instructor or professor directly.
- Do offer encouragement about their course work.
- Don't call them several times a day reminding them to do their course work.
- Do offer encouragement or feedback on their essays.
- Don't write parts of their entire essay.
- Do discuss their progress.
- Don't go online or go to campus to try to get their grades for them.
See Transitioning from High School for more help.