Ask Artie

Q. As parent, what is the best way for me to be involved in my child’s academic success and pathway

to college?

A. As Artie the Artichoke, I’m often at campus events where I see a lot of parent/student interaction.

Particularly with our students coming from high school to SCC, the support of parents can make all the

difference. SCC recognizes that parents are a very important partner in a student’s success. We want

to work with you in supporting your children while they attend our college. Your roles as parents and

mentors are as important as ever—parental involvement increases the chances that a college student

will be successful in college and graduate successfully.

Planning ahead is an important part of being college ready. Make sure you and your student know the

college admission requirements, courses needed for desired degrees and certificates and the financial

aid forms that need to be completed prior to enrollment. These are things you don’t want to leave to

the last minute.

It’s important to note that, due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), in order for

parents to make transactions for your student or receive information, the college must have your

student’s permission on file in the Office of Admissions and Records. You can learn more about FERPA

on our website at www.scottsdalecc.edu.

We invite you to explore this website and take advantage of all the resources available to you. Our

friendly staff in the Welcome Center are also eager to assist either in person or by phone.

Got a question for Scottsdale CC’s Artie the Artichoke? Send it to AskArtie@scottsdalecc.edu

Artie the Artichoke

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