PARENT & FAMILY PROGRAMS
The transition to a major research institution is huge and parents play a big part in this transition. That’s why we want you to be informed and educated on the resources that WSU offers your students. Unfortunately, many students don’t take advantage of these free resources until it’s too late. We want you to be aware of the tutoring, supplemental instruction, counseling, career services and many other valuable resources on campus that can help your student. Please take a few moments and browse these websites.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA protects the privacy of student educational records. Under FERPA, parents cannot inspect their student's records (e.g. grades, financial aid, records, etc.) Parents who wish to access their student's record must have their student sign a written consent form authorizing their release.
Guides & handbooks
Hoover, Eric. The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2008
Turrentine, Cathryn. NASPA Journal, Fall 2000.
Stepp, Laura. Washington Post, September 2002.
Helpful parent websites
Tips for Parents
Family support is key in your student’s academic success. With years of experience and most importantly, experience parenting a college student, we know what works and what doesn’t. You’ve done a great job with your student thus far – you’ve gotten them into college! The transition from high school to college is challenging, but most importantly attainable. Let us share some valuable tips that will equip you with the tools you need to help your student through their first year and beyond.