Welcome! Paradise Valley Community College welcomes you as parents and family members. We recognize the important role of parents and family in our students’ college experience. At PVCC you will find our community inclusive, stimulating and friendly, with many people ready to help you and your student. Our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to creating an environment specifically designed to facilitate life-long learning.
We have designed this page for you. Here you will find information about programs that the college offers, resources, contact information, and helpful suggestions with supporting your son or daughter.
1. Research shows that college graduates make more money over the course of their lives.
2. Research shows that college graduates have better developed skills in critical thinking, decision making, information gathering, and problem solving.
How to help your child get the most out of college
1. Your support for your child makes a difference. Providing encouragement and reassurance that your child can succeed goes a long way to your child’s academic success.
2. Get to know your child’s professors and advisor, counselor, and tutor.
3. Inquire about your child’s learning – speak with your child about his assignments.
4. Know important tuition, registration, and withdrawal dates and procedures. http://www.paradisevalley.edu/academic-calendar
5. Encourage your child to:
· Attend New Student Orientation - http://www.paradisevalley.edu/nso
· Visit a career counselor and Career Services - http://www.paradisevalley.edu/careerservices
· Make regular visits to Advising - http://www.paradisevalley.edu/advisement
· Use Tutoring and the Learning Support Center - http://www.paradisevalley.edu/lsc
Top 10 Questions Parents should ask their Student:
1. Have you attended Orientation? Advising? Career Counseling?
2. Are you studying at least 6 hours/week for each class?
3. Are you prioritizing and scheduling your time appropriately?
4. Do you know important academic dates, such as withdrawal, registration, etc.?
5. Do you know each class’s due dates for assignments and quizzes/tests? Do you have a calendar with the dates listed clearly?
6. How often have you visited your professor during his/her office hours?
7. How often have you utilized tutoring?
8. Have you formed a study group for your classes?
9. How much sleep are you getting? Are you eating enough?
10. Have you met with a counselor to discuss why your parents are so intrusive and annoying?