NAU TripParent Benefits:

  • Academic support and guidance as your student completes his or her education.
  • Information on how to help students through the college process
  • Parent workshops on financial aid, scholarships, college and vocational school admission requirements.
  • Hands-on assistance completing admission and financial aid applications.
  • Provide student visits to college and vocational school campuses, usually free of cost.

Please review the helpful links site and check out all of the useful information.  It’s great to get acquainted with it all, so that you know what to ask questions about and be familiar with what your student will be needing to complete and be working on.

Parent Information

The more you know, the better you can help prepare your child for their future. Learn how Educational Talent Search (ETS) helps your child succeed.

Myths about College:

Parents can easily find themselves overwhelmed with information and costs involved with helping their child enter college. Here are a few concerns:

  • My child may not have the good grades for college.
  • College will cost too much money!
  • College is only for students with clear career or major plans.
  • You must have a high school diploma to get into college.

Although these concerns cause students and parents to disregard college, the following topics are covered in the Educational Talent Search Program to help support your child and provide a clearer understanding about their options. We cover:

Academic Concerns:

  • the value of a college degree and the university curriculum
  • academic major information and understanding career planning
  • study skills and strategies
  • university policies and procedures
  • college resources and services
  • instructor’s diverse teaching styles
  • personal learning styles and their implications for college success

Personal and social concerns:

  • interpersonal relationship skills
  • improving communication skills
  • personal values and goals (including time and money management)
  • leadership skills and the importance of extracurricular activities
  • health and wellness issues
  • personal problem-solving skills
  • responsible decision-making skills
  • academic limitations and assistance seeking

Career information and planning:

  • assessing personal interests, abilities, and values
  • occupational and educational relationships
  • job search skills such as résumé writing and interviewing
  • personal career goals
  • on-campus career resources