Supporting the Success and Development of Your Daughter or Son at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University is committed to the success of all of its students. Parents can play an important role in that success by keeping in touch with their daughter or son to offer advice and provide motivation: in other words to be perhaps their most important coach. To help you in this role we are providing students the option of giving their parents enhanced access to academic and financial information through the WebAdvisor Access Program. In the WebAdvisor Access Program, you will be able to view such information as your daughter or son's midterm and final grades, transcripts, and other academic and financial information.

It is important to remember the University experience is very different from high school. At Quinnipiac University we strive to help students shift from being dependent on parental advocacy to becoming confident adults who are prepared for self-advocacy and independent living. If you are concerned about your daughter or son's academic progress or experiences, we urge you to advise them to take action themselves: to talk directly and in person with their faculty member(s) and academic advisor. If their issue is not resolved after such first contact, they should arrange to talk with their department chair or dean's office. Students are not helped if parents try to solve problems for them rather than acting as their coach to help them to resolve issues themselves. Indeed, we require students to speak for themselves, so direct initial parental intervention slows the resolution of student problems.

The first year of college can be the most challenging at the University. Quinnipiac University has in place an Early Warning System where faculty and staff refer students who miss class or who do not do well on their first test or assignment, to our Learning Center and Student Affairs staff. In response to their referral, those offices make contact with the student to provide both assistance and encouragement. If your daughter or son reports to you serious difficulty making class or unexpected stress completing their assignment/test, we ask that you strongly urge them to contact the Learning Center. Keep in mind that part of a student's growth comes by way of experiencing and responding to challenges and the personal struggles that necessarily come with them.

If your daughter or son permits you to review their Quinnipiac University records through our WebAdvisor Access Program, we remind you that these academic records are protected by Federal privacy laws (FERPA). Therefore, we ask you to be cognizant of the private nature of the information. You will find that you have access to financial records, of which the Form 1098 will be relevant for parents' tax purposes.

In addition, parents can find Quinnipiac academic policies and procedures in the University's Catalog, and student life policies and procedures in the Student Handbook. If you have further questions about the University's academic policies or procedures, please contact the dean's office of your daughter or son. Please see the contact information below. Thank you.

Contact Information:
College of Arts & Sciences

School of Business

School of Communications

School of Education

School of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Student Affairs

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