Info for Parents - ACE
If you are concerned about your son's or daughter's success, remind them about the different FREE services the Academic Center for Excellence provides.
Services offered include subject tutoring in a group setting, one-on-one private tutoring, supplemental instruction in math, written communication assistance, and our academic success coach who can meet one-on-one to help with study skills, time management, and other various topics.
We are here to help your student succeed.
A Few Comments about Student Grades
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law intended to protect the privacy of student educational records accumulated form early childhood through college. FERPA, sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment, provides parents with certain rights with respect to their child’s K-12 education records. However, once a student reaches the age of 18 or enters college, the rights previously held by the parents transfer exclusively to the student.
Parents can obtain information from the college only if their child has provided the college with written instructions to do so. Without the Authorization for Disclosure of Confidential Information form, you will need to obtain academic information directly from your child.
Additional Resources for Parents
- Incoming freshman are encouraged to register for MT1016 College Success. This is a two-credit course that educates students on the various techniques and strategies it takes to be successful in a university setting. Although this course is intended for freshman, students at any academic level will find it beneficial.
- If your student is struggling with the demands (both academic and social) of college, please encourage them to make an appointment with one of our licensed counselors. More information is available on our counseling pages.
- If your student has a learning disability, make sure they use the various accommodations that Montana Tech University provides. More information is available on our Disability Services page.
- Feel free to visit College Parent Central a site that is designed to give you information, and food for thought, about college and parenting a college student. http://www.collegeparentcentral.com/2010/01/how-parents-can-help-support-their-college-student-in-difficulty/