Supporting your First Year Student
At BCC we encourage parents, spouses, children and friends to become involved in their student's academic journey.
- Make an effort to allow your student the chance to have their own experience at BCC. Serve as a resource for your student. Become familiar with college policies, campus support resources, and the academic calendar. Often times simply being knowledgeable about these services can provide relief to a distressed student who is overwhelmed and does not know where to turn.
- Join your student at one of our many introductions to college-focused programs. By attending an event with your student you will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus, as well as academic programs and services offered.
- Encourage your student to seek balance as they juggle their multiple responsibilities. Regardless whether your student is enrolled part-time, full-time or just taking a class to get started, their commitment to college is likely to yield some changes in their schedule. Touch base with them regarding their studies and offer your support, providing them ample room to adjust.
- Suggest your student meet with their Academic Advisor and the Career Center. By taking advantage of these resources, your student will be able get a jump start on planning for their academic and life course. Infuse yourself in the conversation by fostering discussions regarding your student's goals, interests and aspirations, but remain unbiased - allow them to make their own decisions for their future.