Information for Families and Parents


Congratulations!  Your student is now a Scottie and will join a sisterhood of women dedicated to the ideals of the Agnes Scott College mission to think deeply, live honorably, and engage in the social and intellectual challenges of their times!

We recognize that the transition to college can be difficult for both students and their families and thus have developed an intentional orientation program designed to support students as they transition to  the academic and social culture at Agnes Scott College, and for families as they support their students and transition to life at home without their new Scottie.

As part of the orientation experience, we have special programs designed for families which typically includes panels with ASC staff & faculty, workshops on aiding your student transition, and sessions for the families of first-generation college students. More details about the family orientation experience for 2016 will be posted during the spring.

We look forward to having you on campus very soon!  In the meantime, please utilize the resources on this page to help you prepare for your transition.

Additional Resources for Families and Parents

Parents and family members play a critical role in the success of new college students, but those who never attended college or who have been away from it for a while may lack critical information about the purpose, goals, and structure of higher education today. Recognizing this, NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education, and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition have collaborated for more than a decade to produce high-quality resources defining the role of parents and family members in first-year college student success.

Navigating the First College Year: 
A Guide for Parents and Families
Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan 
(2014). 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-91-0 

To order Navigating the First College Year or other resources 
for parents and families, please visit us online at

More resources for parents and families from NODA 
and the National Resource Center. . .

Guía para los padres de los estudiantes de primer año 
Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan 
(2007). 36 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-56-9.

A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student’s Success 
Cathie Hatch and Tracy L. Skipper 
(2004). 28 pages. ISBN 1-889271-46-2.