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Senators Family Connection News

Advice from the Parent of a Recent Graduate:
New to the college-parent life? These Tips from a college-parent pro will help!

  • Become a bargain book shopper. Look at different websites to find lower prices, consider renting books or using digital books and look for used books. For school supplies, your best bet is to buy at value or big-box stores.
  • Encourage your student to get involved. Find a club that matches his or her interests. Join a musical group or a community service organization. Take a bus trip. Through these activities, students make new friends and learn things not taught in the classroom.
  • Learn about the FAFSA and complete it as soon as possible. The FAFSA is needed for TN Promise, TN Reconnect, Hope Lottery and for many need-based sources, including the Pell Grant. Complete it as soon as possible.

  • Apply Now for FAFSA 2019-2020

Is Your Student Stressed?
Stress is, unfortunately, a normal part of college life. Helping your student deal with stress will make the journey to graduate much smoother.

  • Ask your students if they are feeling overwhelmed. Make sure they know that you will listen, even if you may not always understand the demands of college.
  • Make sure your student is eating healthy meals. It’s easy to grab a snack or fast food between classes, but it should not be the norm. Poor eating habits combined with stress can break down the body’s immune system.
  • Exercise is a great way to beat stress. Plan a family hike or neighborhood walks.
  • If you think your student is not handling stress or needs tips on limiting stress, encourage him or her to reach out to Counseling and Testing.

  • Contact Counseling and Testing

Does Your Student Need to Drop a Class?

  • Students receiving any form of financial aid should first speak to the Office of Financial Aid before dropping a class. Dropping a class with a “W” is sometimes the best decision, but it could have lasting effects on financial aid – especially if the student’s course load falls below full-time status (12 hours for most students).

  • Maintain Eligibility

Important Dates

January 14
Classes Begin
January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(college closed)
February 1
WSCC Scholarships Application Deadline
Spring Graduation Application Deadline
March 1
Priority Graduation Application Deadline
Summer 2019
March 4-10
Spring Break
No Classes (college open)
March 22
Last Day to Drop a Course or Withddraw from College Full Term
(W grade assigned)
April 1
Summer and Fall Registration Begins
April 19
Semester Break
No Classes (college closed)
April 26
Spring Classes End
April 29 - May 3
Final Examinations for Spring Classes
(exam schedule posted in Timetable of Classes)
May 4
Spring Graduation
May 7
All Grades Posted