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For Parents and Guardians

Parents and Guardians often wonder what level of involvement is appropriate at the college level. First, while tough, realize that your student is a young adult and this may affect how much information an office or instructor can provide you. However, we encourage you to speak with your student about both of your expectations for communication and involvement.

Whether you are a parent, guardian, or a student curious about what to expect from your parent(s), it is important to understand the new role of a parent within the college context. These role changes generally progress from heavy, direct involvement to less frequent, more indirect involvement in the educational process.

Did You Know?

High school students may take classes at SRJC for free! The $46-per-unit registration fees will be waived. Other course fees, parking fees and an $18 Student Health Services fee are still required.

Parental Differences Between:

High School - "Direct Involvement"

College -"Indirect Involvement"

For more information, see Understanding the Difference Between High School and College (PDF).

Opportunities for Getting Information and Assistance

SRJC provides opportunities to receive assistance at many of the high schools within our District. Among the services offered, your student might have access to assistance completing Financial Aid applications, placement testing, CCCApply (Application for Admission) workshops, or presentations of general SRJC information called "Seniors Presentations". SRJC also offers College Nights (great for Parents and Guardians) at many schools throughout the District. Be sure to have your student watch for announcements about activities scheduled at their school, or check with their school Counseling Office for more information.

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