The Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations understands that not only is this a time of transition for students but for parents and family members as well. Therefore, we have scheduled a special Parent/Guest Orientation that will connect parents and guests to the Georgia State University community and answer questions directly related to them. Parent/Guest conferences run concurrently with student Incept conferences, but some sessions during the day will be conducted specifically for parents.
By attending Parent/Guest Incept, you will:
The advisement and registration part of the program is an opportunity for students to make some independent decisions about their course schedule and academic plan, and we want you to know that there are highly qualified staff and faculty members guiding them though the process. Therefore, this session of the day will be for students only. Your advice is also valuable and important so it might be a good idea to discuss academic plans with your student before your scheduled Incept day.
You should also know that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) there is certain information pertaining to your student's personal, academic, and financial records that you may not have immediate access to without their consent. You will learn more about FERPA during your Incept day.
The Family and Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA rights are provided only to University applicants upon actual acceptance to and subsequent enrollment for classes at the University. Under FERPA, students attending an institution of postsecondary education may: