This page was created as a resource to help make your journey with your student through the college process a successful one. We hope that you will find that the University “Exceeds your Expectations!”
Are you looking to visit our campus? Have you already been here once and just want to take another look? Whatever your situation, you are always welcome on our campus. You can attend an open house or set up an individual information conference and a tour. Can’t make it during the school year? You can always visit during the summer. Give us a call at 1-800-325-1122 ext. 1321 to set up your visit!
Upcoming 2015-2016 Open House Dates:
- Saturday, April 101, 2016 (Accepted Student Day)
Can’t make it to campus?
Take our Virtual Tour!
As a parent, part of your concern is the academic services that are available to your student. Western New England University is committed to rigorous intellectual inquiry and to the development of a student-centered learning environment. U.S. News and World Report lists us in the top tier of its “North” category, which is based on 15 different indicators related to academic excellence. The University was also listed in Colleges of Distinction, a new college guide and website, which evaluates performance and recognizes institutions based on four distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes.
Here are some other links that you might find useful:
- Academic Calendar
- First Year Program
- Student Disability Services
- Other support services
Whether your student will be living on campus or not, the services outside of the classroom are important factors in a student’s success and overall experience in college.
We hope the following links will help you and your student to find important information about these services:
- Campus Mail Services
- Career Center
- Financial Aid
- Food Points
- Health Services - (Insurance forms, medical forms, services, and staff)
- Office of Information Technology- (Minimum specifications for a PC)
- On-Campus Banking
- Public Safety
College Planning Calendar
- Have your student start to think about college options.
- Have your student start to look over college websites.
- Attend college fairs with your student.
- Have the student attend college visits at his/her high school.
- Find out when a Western New England University Representative will be at your school or a fair in your area.
- Help your student start to prepare for the SAT/ACT.
- Encourage your student to stay focused on their grades.
- Register your student for a spring SAT or ACT date.
- Visit campus or attend an open house with your student.
- Take and encourage your student to take virtual tours of various campuses.
- Make more college visits with your student.
- Help your student narrow down the college list.
- Have your student begin to obtain college applications.
- Help your student prepare a resume.
- Make sure your student continues to take challenging courses.
- Have your student send in the application and all application materials.
- Sign your student up to take the SAT or ACT again.
- Attend college fairs with your student.
- Have your student start to apply for external scholarships.
- Have your student attend college visits at his/her high school.
- Find out when a Western New England University Representative will be at your school or at a fair in your area.
- Attend an open house or set up individual visits with your student for his/her top schools.
- Obtain a pin for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.pin.ed.gov and start to complete the FAFSA worksheets.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can after January 1. (It is much easier if you file it online.)
- Attend an open house with your student if you haven’t done so already.
- Have your student look into programs for accepted students – Ask about Western New England University’s Day Visit Program!
- Help your student make a final decision
- Pay the tuition deposit - due by May 1.
- Notify the other colleges to which your student was accepted that he/she will not be attending.
- Send in student’s final high school transcript to the institution they are going to attend.
- Watch for dates about registration, housing, etc.
- Prepare for your student to start their freshman year in college!