Advice for Parents

As a parent, you will want to consider how you and your student will handle the communication of grades, payment of tuition/fees, academic standing, etc. The University is strictly limited as to the information it can discuss with anyone but the student. Therefore, you may want to consider the following:

  • Set your expectations for your son’s or daughter’s semester grades. Example: "I expect you to complete 12 semester hours with at least a C average."
  • Communicate those expectations and consequences to your student. Example: "At the end of your first year in college, I expect you to have a 2.0 average or I will not be willing to assist you financially."
  • Ask to see a copy of the final grades for each semester. Grades are available through SSC and are typically available a week after the last day of final exams.

Avoiding the contentious nature and additional paperwork of seeking this information without the student’s consent is in the best interest of you and your child. If you have additional questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 864-503-5220.