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We are the #1 provider of parent and family guides and content to U.S. four-year universities and colleges. Our digital and print communications help you welcome students’ families and keep them informed, showcasing your commitment to the family role in student success.

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Why choose CollegiateParent?

CollegiateParent helps connect your university or college to parents and the community. We have been a trusted partner to over 200 universities since 2004. We can help:

  • Expand your communication tools and resources for your parent community
  • Strengthen family programs while reducing the burden placed on you and your department
  • Offer access to our unique content library and an exceptional team of writers, editors and designers with 14 years’ experience in the College Parent space
  • Develop communications that reflect your institution’s unique character and speak to your specific parent community

Our commitment:

  • We will create and deliver a product that is unique and engaging with reference-worthy content.
  • We provide a program that is easy for you and your team to manage. We do the work for you!
  • We are timely in our responses and will always return your call or email within 24 hours.

“The communications from professional staff members, as well as the finished product, were second-to-none.”

— Eddie Higginbotham, Florida State University

How we can help

We save you time, free up your budget and offer versatility, meeting your program’s specific goals. Our products come with varying levels of customization — you’re sure to find a communication solution that fits your needs.

Save time

We free up your time by carrying out all design, layout, print and shipping. Experienced Account Managers support you throughout the process and ensure your publication is informative and engaging. Our content library can supplement your custom content, or you can rely on our content entirely.

Stretch budgets

Our proven sponsor-supported model connects your parents to useful community resources. All of our digital and print resources are exceptional value with some free of charge.

Offer versatility

Our communication solutions are used to introduce university resources, promote parent giving campaigns, inform and support parents and families, help in recruiting efforts and more. Universities distribute our products at orientation, move-in, family weekend and admissions events, or mail them directly to parents any time of year.

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Our products

Are you looking to enhance student, family and community engagement? We provide high quality, fully-custom print and digital articles that you can share with parents and families via your website, newsletter and social media. Our Insider content is developed by professional writers and editors, with evergreen topics continuously refreshed and updated.

Uses:

  • University departmental websites and high school websites
  • Newsletters
  • Social media
  • Direct mail
  • On-campus, high school or community events (admitted student days, orientations, parent association meetings, summer send-offs, etc.)
  • Parent and student counseling sessions

“I just wish I had had something like this to refer to during my daughter’s junior and senior years. The universities assume you know all this stuff already, but it’s so useful to have the high level picture and I love it’s in both Spanish and English.”

— High school parent on “Starting College” content package

Examples:

Click here to see 24 or more expertly-written and edited articles for inclusion in your parent newsletters, publications and websites.

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Click here to see 12 or more expertly-written and translated articles in English and Spanish for inclusion in your parent newsletters, publications and website.

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Uses:

  • University departmental websites and high school websites
  • Newsletters
  • Social media
  • Direct mail
  • On-campus, high school or community events (admitted student days, orientations, parent association meetings, summer send-offs, etc.)
  • Parent and student counseling sessions

“This year’s guide is the best one yet! I love all the attention paid to the smallest of details. These folks do amazing work."

— Polly Crabtree, California State University Chico

Examples:

Click here to see 16-64 page printed custom guide with digital edition. Your custom content and photos pulled together into a beautiful guide to give parents the information they need about your university.

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Click here to see 64-page magazine-style guide with parent support articles for all four undergraduate years. Composed of stories by our expert team of writers and college parent subject experts. Available “off the shelf” or with limited customization.

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Click here to see this transition guide geared toward parents and families of incoming freshmen. Top-notch content helps English and Spanish-speaking families support their student’s college experience. While the articles are relevant to any family, they’re especially valuable for first-generation families.

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Uses:

  • University departmental websites and high school websites
  • Newsletters
  • Social media
  • Direct mail
  • On-campus, high school or community events (admitted student days, orientations, parent association meetings, summer send-offs, etc.)
  • Parent and student counseling sessions

"[The Insider was] excellent and encompassed all of the topics we want to discuss with parents. Really a stellar piece."

— Jessica Fitzgerald, University of South Florida

Examples:

Click here to see 64-page magazine-style guide with parent support articles for all four undergraduate years. Composed of stories by our expert team of writers and college parent subject experts. Available “off the shelf” or with limited customization.

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Click here to see this transition guide geared toward parents and families of incoming freshmen. Top-notch content helps English and Spanish-speaking families support their student’s college experience. While the articles are relevant to any family, they’re especially valuable for first-generation families.

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Benefits:

PERSONALIZED DESIGN
When you set up your eNewsletter, our designers will work with you to create a customized header for your university that shows off the best of your program and fits your brand standards. We also custom-build a clean, easy-to-read template to match your content needs.

FLEXIBLE CONTENT CUSTOMIZATION
Your content, our content — a bit of both? No matter your preference, we’re the right choice. We are happy to adjust your newsletter’s content mix month by month.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Monthly or bi-weekly send-outs
  • Optional sign-up form — allow parents to sign up themselves via link or embedded form.
  • Accessible newsletter archive — we create and maintain an archive of all previous send-outs on our site for you and your subscribers to reference.
  • Subscriber list hosting and management — CollegiateParent does not sell, share or trade email addresses. Your subscribers’ email addresses will only be used to send out your eNewsletter.
  • Custom “From” email — emails will appear to come from the email address of your choice, and responses from parents will go directly to said email.

“The communications from professional staff members, as well as the finished product were second-to-none.”

— Eddie Higginbotham, Florida State University

Examples:

Click here to see bi-weekly or monthly parent electronic newsletter. Submit content and/or use our extensive library of articles on the college parent experience. We take care of designing and sending out the newsletter.

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We're here for you.

We'd love to set up a call so we can get to know you and your program and discuss how our products and services might enhance your communications portfolio.

We offer products and tools for:

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Enrollment And Admissions

Parent And Family Programs

Orientation/First Year Experience

Financial Aid

Multicultural, Diversity & Inclusion

Residence Life

Health And Wellness

Career Services

Development & Fundraising

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