Federal laws and student privacy

Federal laws and student privacy

Many parents view their students’ college years as a gradual transition from dependent childhood to independent young adulthood. However, there are a few areas where college students are considered adults under the law and parents’ rights to access information about their students are restricted. Health Records The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects

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Refreshing summer drinks

Refreshing summer drinks

Here are a couple of refreshing summer drinks — one for the 21+ crowd — courtesy of Liza, our Director of Partner Relations, who is originally from Great Britain (hence the Pimm’s). Liza says: “These drinks are fun for college students to make and share with friends while they’re home for summer break. (Make sure everyone’s

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The importance of orientation

The importance of orientation

All new college students participate in orientation, either online or on campus. At orientation, your student learns how everything at the university works and what they need to do to get their college career started, including setting up their online student account (if they haven’t already), academic advising and course registration, codes of conduct, and

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Summer to-do list for new college students & families

Summer to-do list for new college students & families

Paperwork for the school Create the student online account needed for advising and course registration and for viewing tuition and financial aid. Register for new student on-campus orientation or complete online orientation. Sign up for parent and family orientation, too, if offered. Take required academic placement tests. Housing, transportation, supplies* Apply for freshman housing if planning

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