High School

College: What Parents Need to Know

As a parent, you want to help your child select the right decision, work out a financial plan and succeed as a college student. If you have any questions, call 651-332-8032 and ask for high school admissions—our representatives are happy to answer any questions. Meanwhile, here are some points your family can discuss.

Comparing colleges

Information you should be able to get from each college admission office:

  • Class sizes—do students get personal attention from faculty?
  • What credentials do faculty members have?
  • Can the school provide job placement statistics for each program?
  • What degrees are offered—associate, bachelor’s, master’s?
  • Is the school accredited?
  • How long has the school been around?
  • Is there financial aid? Enough to offset tuition?

Succeeding in college

High school is the time to plan for college success. A few suggestions for the student:

  • When registering for day, evening or online classes, be realistic—does that schedule really work with your body clock?
  • Consider internships, volunteer experiences and student organizations as a way to develop new relationships.
  • If you are tempted to skip class, calculate the value of every hour of instruction in increased earnings over your lifetime. Ask your high school representative to give you the numbers you need to figure this one out!
  • If you need help with classes, don’t wait! Talk to your instructors immediately; ask for tutoring; check with your advisor now.

To get a better feel of our programs and the academic support we offer, we suggest you schedule a campus visit. At Globe University, we are committed to building lives through education. Call us anytime at 651-332-8032 with questions about the college selection process or the transition from high school to college.