College: What Parents Need to Know

As a parent, you want to make sure your child finds the right college; one that offers the academic and financial resources he or she needs to be successful long after graduation.

We have compiled some information to help you weigh your options.

Comparing Colleges

When comparing colleges, there are several factors to look at. Here are some of the most important. Each college admissions office should be able to provide information regarding:

  • 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, doctorate?
  • Is the school accredited?
  • How long has the school been around?
  • Is there financial aid available? Enough to offset tuition?

Planning for Success

Colleges need to provide the setting and tools for success, but it is up to the student to utilize them. Here are a few suggestions to help your high school student prepare for a successful college experience.

  • 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.

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