Parents & Prospective Students

Parents Role

The Academic Resource Center recognizes that many parents act as student advocates during grade school. At the post-secondary level, students are expected to advocate for themselves. Hence, the ARC works directly with students to determine the most appropriate academic interventions. This transition is often a difficult one for parents and students making it essential that parents support our efforts in helping students advocate for themselves. Students are free to disclose to parents any information about services received at the ARC. There are a number of things you can do as a parent to ease the transition. Parents can encourage their student to:

  • Seek information regarding services.
  • Adhere to guidelines and important deadlines.
  • Follow through on recommendations made by the ARC’s professional staff.
Transitioning from High School to College (PDF)