Checklist & Timelines for Parents

Parent of a Middle School Student

  • Discuss career opportunities with your student. 
  • Discuss the learning outcomes of NCC’s 8th Grade Career Day.
  • Encourage your student to be involved in extracurricular activities in school and outside of school.
  • Instill in your student that successful grades in middle school are important.
  • Remind your student to stay out of trouble in school and outside of school.
  • Be involved with your student’s four year plan.
  • Attend high school orientation with your student. 

Parent of a High School Freshman

  • Be involved with your student’s goals for the future.
  • Help your student choose courses that support their future goals. It is better to take more challenging courses, and remember that Math and Writing are required in all NCC Programs!
  • Encourage your student to earn good grades. Freshman year is the beginning of the high school transcript that will be evaluated for admission to NCC.
  • Help your student develop a list of high school and community accomplishments.

Parent of a High School Sophomore

  • Visit colleges with your student during the Summer. 
  • Attend college fairs with your student. 
  • Discuss outcomes of the ACT PLAN test and PSAT. These tests are taken in the Fall of the sophomore year and prepare students for the ACT. 
  • Encourage your student to take the ACT in Spring or Summer, or the Accuplacer assessment at NCC.
  • Begin to research financial aid opportunities with your student. 
  • Encourage your student to attend academic summer camps.

Parent of a High School Junior

  • Encourage your student to:
    • Continue the sophomore checklist.
    • Take college prep courses at their high school, or college credit courses at NCC.
    • Participate in organized extracurricular high school activities and/or community organizations, and to work a summer part-time job.
    • Save money. 
    • Job shadow.
    • Read NCC’s Viewbook and other NCC college brochures.
    • Begin exploring scholarship opportunities. 
    • Retake the ACT or Accuplacer assessment if necessary.

NOTE: Many NCC programs reach capacity. Guide your student to apply for admission their junior year if they are interested in powerline, diesel technology, nursing, and radiologic technology.

Parent of a High School Senior

Fall

  • Encourage your student to retake the ACT or Accuplacer Assessment at NCC if necessary.
  • Attend college fairs with your student. 
  • Encourage your student to keep an NCC file that includes all correspondence.
  • Visit the NCC campus with your student. 
  • Help your student complete an application for admission. NOTE: Many NCC programs reach capacity. Guide your student to apply for admission their junior year if they are interested in powerline, diesel technology, nursing, and radiologic technology.
  • Help your student complete scholarship applications. Many of NCC’s are due March 1!
  • Encourage your student to submit a housing application.
  • Help your student submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). NCC’s ID number is 004600.

Spring

Summer

  • Attend NCC’s Orientation with your student. Many orientations are in June. 
  • Help your student list things needed for college.
  • Encourage your student to connect with their roommate if they’ll be living on the NCC campus.
  • Remind your student about debt and their responsibility. Review money management and the college budget. Avoid credit card offers!
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