For Parents

For Parents

To the parents of our 2020 high school seniors:

In a world of uncertainty, we want you to know that SJC is still here for you and your students. While we are saddened at all of the pomp and circumstance that your seniors might miss due to so many activities being cancelled, we look forward to what their future brings. And St. Joseph's College would love to be a part of that future.  
While campus is closed, our staff continues working hard to make sure all of our admitted students are able to easily navigate their transition to college this fall. We also want to keep you in the loop.

Here are some updates from the Office of Admissions

  • Our Admissions counselors are able to meet virtually with you and your students.  
  • We are hosting a virtual Admitted Student Reception on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. and hope you will join us!
  • You can submit your tuition deposit online. We will work with you if you need more time. (Please note, due to limited spaces, we must stay with the May 1 deadline for Nursing and Presidential Scholarships or until capacity is reached).
  • Financial Aid packages are available on your student's application portal. You can also set up a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid counselor. If you have not done so, there is still time to complete the FAFSA.
  • Registration is being handled remotely. Your student will receive more information in the next few weeks with instructions. 
  • Student athletes looking to get in touch with our coaches can email our athletic liaison and assistant director of admissions, Joseph Benkert.
  • To stay connected, we will send regular correspondence to your student's email account that was used to complete their application.  Check regularly for updates!

Most importantly, we hope your families are safe and healthy. Our students and their families are so important to us. If there is anything we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact our staff.

Helpful Links for Parents

  • College Board
    With a section designated specifically to parents, College Board offers information on AP and SAT tests. It is also a great resource to search for colleges, as well as learn about different majors and get advice on planning and paying for college.
  • College Parents of America
    College Parents of America is the only national membership association dedicated to advocating and to serving on behalf of current and future college parents. This site features helpful resources, time lines, newsletters and advice.
  • ACT
    The ACT is a college entrance exam offered to students. On its website, parents can find materials to help prepare their children for the exam, as well as helpful articles regarding higher education.
    This website includes helpful articles about the college admissions and enrollment process to assist your child as they select their college.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, this site allows you to research current job outlooks and employment opportunities for various occupations.
  • Finaid
    This website provides links to various information about financial aid including searching for scholarships, military aid, loans and calculating the cost of college.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    This federal website is where students apply for financial aid and learn about government grants and available loans.
  • New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
    HESC is an organization through New York state that helps families with their financial aid process. It is also responsible for distributing Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funds to New York state residents.
  • FastWeb Scholarship Search
    Students can research and apply for scholarships through FastWeb. The site boasts of having over 1.5 million available scholarship opportunities.
  • Security On Campus, Inc.
    Security On Campus, Inc. provides information on current safety regulations and tips on how to be safe on a college campus.
  • Campus Security Data
    Maintained by the U.S. government, this site can show you how safe your student’s future campus is. The site has listings of all security incidents on every college campus.
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    Provides extensive information and recommendations on federal student aid.