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Thank you for visiting this website and encouraging your student to become a college graduate!


If you are the parent or guardian of a middle or high school student who wants to go to college, you can find helpful information about getting into college here.

You are also encouraged to visit Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships and Student Aid.

If your student is the first member of your family to attend college, he or she is likely to face some unique challenges. However, we are here to support them and there are several things you can do to help your student Thrive at Carolina

Families can help students by encouraging students to:

  • Attend Orientation
  • Become familiar with campus resources and remind them to take advantage of all of the services provided to them
  • Ask for help and remind them that asking for help is a sign of strength!
  • Develop relationships with professors/teaching assistants, faculty and staff by attending office hours or chatting with them after class
  • Remain engaged by participating in campus activities that will foster their sense of belonging.  These activities may include attending Orientation, participating in a Living-Learning Community, joining a student organization or meeting with an academic advisor
  • Remind them that even though you might not be able to provide specific advice on how to navigate college, you are always there to support and love them
  • Visit the University and spend some time engaging in some of the many cultural and social opportunities for families to connect with the University. Visit the Carolina Parents website for more information.
  • Sign up for the Parents Email List: Email your first and last name, email address, the first and last name of your student and their PID to with a note requesting to join the list.

With your support, your student can thrive at Carolina!