What every parent of a senior should know
How time flies! Just yesterday, you were waving goodbye to your freshman, having hauled clothing, bedding, and family photos up and down too many dormitory stairs to count. Now, you are anticipating another exciting event in your student’s life and your life, graduation. Before you order the graduation announcements and start thinking about turning that extra bedroom into an office, here are a few tips and hints on how to assist your student before he/she receives that greatly deserved diploma.
Thirty-two (32) units are required for graduation. Parents are encouraged to advise their students to check in with the registrar or their academic advisor periodically to make sure they are on track to graduate. Each full time student is allowed five years (10) semesters to complete a bachelor of arts. More information is located on the Registrar’s Office webpage.
The Colorado College Career Center is a great place for your senior to start. The Career Center offers resume writing workshops, practical tips on job searches, and mock interviews with hands-on feedback from the center staff, volunteer alumni, and local business professionals.
Planning for Graduation Events
Parents will receive email and posted notifications from the parent relations office concerning graduation between January and February of the student’s graduation year. In addition, the CC website contains information on graduation celebration events, lodging, and transportation. Your student will also receive regular communications concerning graduation preparation.
Insurance: Protection against the unexpected
CC’s alumni association is in partnership with Meyers and Associates, offering $5,000 of complimentary life insurance up to one year after graduation. After the first year, graduates have the choice of converting the $5,000 to a low cost $25,000 policy. Meyers and Associates also offers health, property and casualty, travel, and pest insurance at low cost.
Last updated June 7, 2012.