Parent's Guide to Harper
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Important News for Parents of Harper Students
Student Leadership is a part of the Office of Student Activities and prepares students to engage in the process of leadership through workshops, speaker series, volunteer service, retreats, conferences, and self-reflection. Through leadership education and training, students can develop their personal strengths and the skills necessary for success. Student Leadership and Civic Engagement serves as a resource for all students who wish to become leaders on campus and beyond. We focus on supporting, training, encouraging and mentoring students who are ready to take their next step towards leading.
The 2013-2014 Scholarship Application is now open! Our new scholarship application allows you to apply once to be considered for more than 150 scholarships. Your scholarship may be waiting. Apply by May 15 for priority consideration. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 847.925.6248.
As your students look forward to the end of the semester and high school graduation, you may want to discuss R.E.A.C.H. with them, a FREE two-week summer program designed to help your student get a head start on his/her freshman year and make a successful transition from high school to college. Read more.
Do you have any questions about when summer orientation for new students will be? For students who intend to get a jump start on fall by enrolling in a class for summer, the answer to that question is now! The Center for New Students has begun the advising process for new students for summer. If your student is still in high school and is intending to enroll at Harper for the fall, have no worries. Be sure your student has applied to the College, and "next step" information will be sent along with the acceptance letter to Harper. Orientation for graduating high school seniors is usually completed in June or July in order to get the best schedule of classes. Encourage your student to contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 with any questions.
As members of the Harper College community, students have a responsibility to maintain a quality campus and learning environment for themselves and others. Read more about how you can support your student as a contributing member of the Harper College community.
Believe it or not, with the spring 13 semester well underway, many students' thoughts are turning to summer 13 registration options. Summer is a great time to be a student at Harper because we seem to have an even more diverse student body than during the other semesters.
On one hand, we welcome our continuing students into our summer sessions so they can pick up credit they need (either because they couldn't fit it in during Fall/Spring or because they want to "work ahead" before next Fall). On the other hand, we welcome in graduating seniors who are eager to begin their college careers with some general education (often, math, English. social science, speech) during the summer term. Some even stay at Harper for the fall, while others take advantage of the Harper summer session to "launch' their full-time college experiences elsewhere. Whatever the goal or need, we're here to help.
Registration for summer begins February 28, so it's not too soon to encourage your student to start planning. Check out the course schedule and apply today.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2013-14 is available online January 1, 2013. To receive the maximum aid awards, file the FAFSA using 2012 tax information by March 1, 2013. Harper College's school code is 003961. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 847.925.6248.
It's time start thinking seriously about college planning. High school graduation will be here before you know it, and then...? In the meantime, here are some helpful tips to keep you and your student on track.... Read more.
Harper College offers a variety of services and resources to promote a safe campus environment, including the Harper Campus Police Department and the Harper Early Alert Team (HEAT). Read more.
Harper College supports your student's health and wellness. Visit the Health and Psychological Services webpage or call 847.925.6268 to learn more. Your student's academic success is our first priority. You can also download this brochure, produced by the Illinois Higher Education Center, to learn more about your student's transition to college and how to maximize academic success while minimizing the negative impact of alcohol and other drug use.