Whether you are a “first-timer” or an experienced college parent…whether you live across town, across the country, or around the globe… wherever you find yourself and whatever your circumstances…you are a valuable member of the U of M Crookston community. After all, you have raised a bright, enthusiastic, and capable young adult who is taking the next step into their future.

  • On-campus and Online Students

    • August 1, 2024 - Fall 2024 Deadline
    • December 15, 2024 - Spring 2025 Deadline
  • International Students

    • June 1, 2024 - Fall 2024 Deadline
    • November 1, 2024 - Spring 2025 Deadline

Tips and Tricks

How can I help?

We get it – no matter what role you play, parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or student, finding your way through the college process can be intimidating. There are so many things to consider when choosing a school. Our goal is to be a resource for you in all things college.

Here are some of our best tips and tricks for supporting a student:

  1. Get to know the College and Admissions Process
    • Visit campus – check out a daily campus visit, campus preview day, or major related exploration day! Download our college planning guide to for ideas on what to look for at your campus visit and what questions to ask!
    • Admission Process – keep an eye on application dates and deadlines and encourage your student to get to know their admission counselor at the college.
  2. Cost and Financial Aid
    • Look at the costs of every college, as tuition can vary. There are many ways to help cover costs (scholarships, grants, loans, etc) Learn about the different types in our college planning guide.
    • Share your family FAFSA with prospective colleges. You will receive your FAFSA after acceptance to the college. Compare estimated Financial Aid award letters to the cost of the each school. Look at the grants and scholarships you may receive to the total cost to attend the college. Big scholarships don’t always mean big savings when it comes to the total cost of a school.
  3. Helping your student find the right major and career path
    • "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Students hear this all the time. Guide them into researching and shadowing different career options that they have interests in.

For more tips and tricks download our

College Planning Guide


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